Iris Automation and Kansas Department of Transport have completed a historic beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) drone flight.
The flight used only Iris Automations detect-and-avoid system Casia, which led to the Federal Aviation Authority authorising the flight.
Iris Automation’s system provides automated collision avoidance manoeuvres to drones in flight.
Alexander Harmsen, CEO of Iris Automation, said: “This marks the first true BVLOS flight in the nation and is a tremendous milestone for the drone industry.
“We see this as one of the most no-table accomplishments to come from the IPP program to date. We’re thrilled to set the precedent and bring our industry’s utilisation of drones from dream to reality.”