Podcast: Talking Drone Safety with AirMap CEO Ben Marcus

AirMap is looking to build the air traffic management system of the future.

Photo Caption: DJI's new Geospatial Environment Online (GEO) system will provide drone users with up-to-date guidance on locations where flight may be restricted by regulation or raise safety concerns. The drone will by default not fly into or take off in locations that raise safety or security concerns. (Photo Credit: DJI)

It was a good week to be AirMap. The Santa Monica, California company formed partnerships with 3D Robotics and DJI, the two largest consumer drone manufacturers.

AirMap’s goal is to empower millions of drone fliers with accurate airspace information to fly safely. Partnering with 3D Robotics and DJI will certainly help.

We caught up with Ben Marcus, CEO and cofounder of AirMap, to shed some light on the recent partnerships and how his company’s innovation is look to ensure drone safety.

Listen to the podcast using the embedded player below.

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Podcast rundown

  • Hosts: Steve Crowe, Ben Marcus
  • Duration: 21:16
  • How AirMap Works: 2:01
  • Inside 3D Robotics, DJI Partnerships: 4:52
  • Does AirMap Work With all Drones?: 8:54
  • Licensing Fees Involved?: 9:41
  • Balancing Safety & Hobbyist Interest: 10:06
  • Security of Verified DJI Accounts: 11:53
  • Examples of Unlocking Restricted Areas: 13:18
  • New FAA Education Program: 15:51
  • Building an Air Traffic Management System: 17:48
  • AirMap Needs Your Help: 19:20
  • Reaction from Drone Community: 19:51

About the Author

Steve Crowe · Steve Crowe is managing editor of Robotics Trends. Steve has been writing about technology since 2008. He lives in Belchertown, MA with his wife and daughter.
Contact Steve Crowe: scrowe@ehpub.com  ·  View More by Steve Crowe.


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