Jordi Salvador Bernadí, CTO and Business Development lead at Barcelona Drone Center, spoke about his team’s operations and an upcoming course on UAS regulatory and SORA frameworks during Amsterdam Drone Week. The team has recently developed sandboxes for 4G and 5G communication and BVLOS testing, enabling autonomous flights through telecommunications connectivity. They've also demonstrated a drone's ability to switch between radio and 4G communication links. Companies can have their drones tested by the centre's team, receiving data and findings without needing to travel to Barcelona again.
Digitalisation plays a key role in testing, aiding in developing new technologies and understanding their functionality within regulatory frameworks. The one-week intensive course on UAS regulations and the SORA methodology, created in collaboration with Jordi's team, offers a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter, practical demonstrations, and networking opportunities.
Current trends in the drone industry include BVLOS operations with autonomous systems, "drone-in-a-box" concepts, and networks of drones deployed across locations to perform various tasks. The industry will likely see growth in regulatory frameworks, safety measures, and technology integration.
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