FAA Approves Drone Testing By State Farm

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 Catastrophe Property Risk Management Technology

State Farm has received permission from the FAA to test drones, also referred to as unmanned aircraft systems, for commercial use. The permission offers the insurer the opportunity to research drones and potentially deploy them in ways that could benefit customers. State Farm said it plans potentially to use drones to assess roof damage during claims processes and to respond to natural disasters."The potential use of UAS provides us one more innovative tool to help State Farm customers recover from the unexpected as quickly and efficiently as possible," said Wensley Herbert, operations VP, claims.

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