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Rise of the Drone
continued from page 9

"From my perspective, a drone is like a
tripod for surveying, only you can place it 200
feet in the air over a particular spot," said Ron
Singh, chief of surveys at ODOT. "It's a less
expensive and quicker way of moving a sensor
to the right position compared to a boom
truck or a fixed-wing flight, and in many ways
safer-we don't have to have crews rappel
down bridges, but instead just fly a drone into
a position where it can capture some data."9

Disasters

Perhaps the most recent prolific use of
drones has been assisting relief efforts during
a natural disaster. Hurricane Harvey, which
caused catastrophic flooding and property
damage in Texas, was the first opportunity
for drones to showcase their abilities.
The FAA authorized the use of more than
120 drones for search and rescue missions,
and to assess damage to roads, bridges,
REFERENCES
1. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA),
"FAA Small Drone Rule Lets Unmanned
Aircraft Soar," Sept. 6, 2017, https://tinyurl.
com/yaya2t8j.
2. Divya Joshi, "Drone Technology and Usage:
Current Uses and Future Drone Technology,"
Business Insider, July 13, 2017, https://tinyurl.
com/y8lqwxdb.
3. Ernst & Young, "EY Scaling the Use of
Drones in the Audit Process," June 13, 2017,
https://tinyurl.com/y8h5wryl.
4. Ibid.
5. Ibid.

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power lines and fuel tanks.10, 11 Drones also will be used to determine when is
safe for people to return to evacuated areas.
"This is the one of the first big disasters where we can show how valuable
drones can be," said Brandon Stark, director of the Center of Excellence on
Unmanned Aircraft System Safety at the University of California, Merced.12
Insurance organizations are using drones to assess damage to homes and
personal property for insurance claims. Farmers Insurance, for example, is
equipping its claims adjusters with drones to process claims more quickly.
"Our fleet of drones and the claims professionals who will be operating them
are currently on standby and ready to deploy when conditions make it safe to
do so," Tim Murray, a property claims executive at Farmers Insurance, said in
mid-September.13

What's next?

Commercial drone usage is still in its infancy, but experts see limitless possibilities. It won't be long until more drones take off to fertilize crops, monitor traffic
and deliver packages, some predict. All of this activity will add up in terms of
dollars, too. According to predictions by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle
Systems International, commercial drones could add 100,000 jobs and have an
$82 billion impact on the U.S. economy by 2025.14

6. Lisa Morgan, "Drone Mapping Data Changes
Business Economics," InformationWeek,
Sept. 5, 2017, https://tinyurl.com/ya76rchx.
7. FAA, "FAA Small Drone Rule Lets
Unmanned Aircraft Soar," see reference 1.
8. Charles Choi, "Drone Surveys Improve
Automated Road Construction," Inside
Unmanned Systems, https://tinyurl.com/
ycd5abvt.
9. Ibid.
10. FAA, "FAA Small Drone Rule Lets
Unmanned Aircraft Soar," see reference 1.
11. Aarian Marshall, "Above Devastated

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Houston, Armies of Drones Prove Their
Worth," Wired, Sept. 4, 2017, https://tinyurl.
com/yd2v5h47.
12. Ibid.
13. Reuters, "How Allstate and Farmers
Insurance Will Use Drones to Assess
Damage From Hurricane Harvey," Fortune,
Aug. 30, 2017, https://tinyurl.com/
y7vqxbdn.
14. Joshi, "Drone Technology and Usage:
Current Uses and Future Drone Technology,"
see reference 2.

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guidelines for auditing management systems. For more
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Quality Progress - October 2017

Seen and Heard
Progress Report
Mr. Pareto Head
Expert Answers
Career Coach
In Focus
The Results Are In
Visual Aid
Experimental Learning
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Standard Issues
Marketplace
Footnotes
Try This Today
STANDARDS AND AUDITING GUIDE
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