App-based commercial UAV insurance firm, Flock, has unveiled a risk predicting feature as the latest addition to its digital drone cover platform.
The company, which was founded by Antton Pena and is helmed by CEO Ed Leon Klinger, offers commercial operators easy pay-as-you-fly cover, meaning operators only pay for the time their UAV is in the air, as opposed to an upfront year-long cover.
The company, which is currently beta testing its app with a selected group of the commercial drone community, has announced a new feature which allow users to pinpoint when and where it’s safest to fly with predictive risk analytics.
When requesting cover the app will take hour-to-hour weather changes into account as well as peak periods for public areas, such as parks. Customers can book through Flock up to ten days in advance of flying.
The tool instantly provides a breakdown of predicted risks, as well as the ability to purchase both equipment and liability insurance.
Announcing the new feature, marketing and communications intern, Dara Cormican, said: “We work closely with world-leading data providers to accumulate information about weather, predicted population densities, and more. This data is updated every few seconds, enabling Flock to build up an accurate picture of what your future hazards will be, not only for the day, but for the specific hour you plan to fly.
“By comparing Risk Factors, you can now discover that it might be safer to fly your drone a few hours later than planned. And, as Flock’s insurance pricing is proportional to risk, this would result in a cheaper insurance policy.”