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Disruptive Technology poses Regulatory Implementation Challengers
CES is the world’s gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innova
tors and breakthrough technologies for 50 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers.
CES is a global event at which leading technology companies present their newest, most innovative products and technologies in this sector. Four thousand plus exhibitors attract 180,000 attendees and all of the major media outlets. Televisions, computers, cellphones, virtual reality, applications for the entertainment industry, digital currency, GPS applications and entrepreneurial endeavors beyond normal imagination are the normal wares shown in the 2.6 million net square feet of the exhibition halls.
CES 2018 is a forum for larger aerial vehicles—Autonomous Aerial vehicles and Pilot/Driver Controlled AeroCars (not all of these were the first announcements and/or demonstrations):
- Intel shows off autonomous vehicles, immersive movies – and a flying car – at CES
- Bell Helicopter Reveals Future Air Taxi Cabin at CES 2018
Aviation innovation is exciting, and these vehicles pose incredible market opportunities. These disruptive technologies pose challenges to the FAA, state and local authorities. Much must be done now to prepare the rules for approving these aircraft/cars for safety, licensing the pilots/drivers, establishing the boundaries of jurisdiction between all of the governments, creating the infrastructure (navigation/control, depart/arrive facilities) and plan for the future.
Here are a few initial thoughts on these issues:
- Mike Borfitz’s 1,000′ View of the Regulatory Road from UASs to AATs
- Musk’s warnings about AI in aviation should be heeded NOW
- Lindbergh’s Grandson takes on a NYP-like challenge – some of the dimensions of this venture/adventure
- AEROCARS are coming; is your city, county or state ready?
- FAA is hit by 1493’s disruptive Technology today
- Available on eBay, your very own M400 Skycar— watch out FAA
- Visionary list of 6 future aviation changes pose regulatory challenges
- Uber’s UAS Taxi Concept Will Operate OVER Ground Congestion
- Boeing’s View of Pilotless Airliners
- NTSB Tesla Investigation might be a good learning opportunity—how’s that?
- Netherlands Gyroplane/car reverses the usual Certification-Manufacture Order
- New Class of Airspace Users, Flying Cars, need to recognize that urgent promulgation of rules is not always the best
- FAA—out of UAS frying pan & into the Flying Car Fire
- Some thoughts on a Road Map to FAA safety rules for Flying Cars in the NAS
- Cars that can fly will challenge the FAA as to certification & operation!!!
- It’s a Plane! It’s a Car! How will the FAA regulate the innovative vehicles?
CES is a place of innovation and vision. The 2018 event made it clear that AeroCars are real and will be operating on roads/air soon. While that may be market reality, someone must begin designing the systems needed to assure safety. To paraphrase Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”:
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
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