What is the biggest unmanned autonomous vehicle (UAV) challenge?

March 6, 2017  - By

What is the biggest challenge facing the UAV industry? Go to gpsworld.com/17marpoll to give us your opinion by March 22 and you’ll also be entered in a drawing to receive a $50 gift card.

Here are the possibilities on offer, plus an “other” category for you to specify something bigger if you think we’ve omitted anything.

  • Better quality images and video
  • Better, smaller, more lightweight sensors (inertial, Lidar, infrared, spectral, etc.)
  • Integration of other sensors with GPS/GNSS
  • Applications and command-control on mobile devices: smartphones and tablets
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Competition from satellite and aircraft imagery/mapping/other
  • Air traffic control and the FAA regulatory environment
  • Other (please specify)


Watch this space for continuing coverage of developments in UAV navigation and related issues, with in-depth reporting from the upcoming AUVSI Xponential conference in May.

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