For Drones to Work in the Air; Get Buy-In on the Ground
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM ET
The landscape of FAA waivers and UAS operations is constantly changing. The once mountainous task of overcoming the operations over people limitation, now has a path blazed. Hundreds of waivers have now been granted – mostly leveraging sUAS parachute recovery systems. This panel will discuss the considerations for safe operations over people, the benefit of operations over people on the industry and ASTM parachute validation testing. Panelists include an experienced Third Party Testing Agency in sUAS parachute validation, sUAS parachute manufacturers and integrators, and sUAS operators leveraging the expanded operations over people.
After much anticipation, the FAA’s Remote ID regulations have been finalized. First identified as necessary to forward progress for the industry in 2017, the new set of rules reflect four years of input from the FAA’s aviation rulemaking and advisory committees, rapid work by standards development organization ASTM International, and 53,000 public comments filed in response to the FAA’s original proposal. Remote ID provides an important solution for safety, security, and accountability, while also enabling advanced operations such as flight over people and BVLOS. In this broad and comprehensive session, hear from leading experts who have been involved for the past four years in both the development of recommended policy approaches to Remote ID, and the collaborative industry consensus standards that will enable the implementation of the Remote ID rules. Learn what key changes were made between the proposal and the final rule, what is still left to be done, the timeline for implementation, how the regulation may impact the products you are already using today, and issues that may remain unresolved. This panel will also address how Remote ID can be standardized globally, to ensure the greatest interoperability.
On-Road Automated Driving Standards – How Do We Harmonize?
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM ET
There are several overlapping efforts across standards development organizations. Some of the definitions and methods are consistent; however, there still remains a disparity across work happening in SAE, ISO, UNECE, ASAM, IEEE, and others. The objective of this panel is to share about the work currently happening within each SDO and to highlight how SDOs are working together to ensure that global harmonization is not lost in the process of standards publications. The panel will share some of the gaps that are being filled and how standards are paving the way for future automated driving deployments.
Synergies Between Assured Autonomy for Aviation and Automated Driving
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM ET
In parallel, the automotive and aviation communities are both moving towards increasingly autonomous systems. Are there synergies among these two communities that could potentially accelerate integration and adoption? Synergies may include approaches to safety cases, critical infrastructure capabilities, sensor technology, technical standards, software methods, AI technology, etc. The panel will include industry, government, and academic experts to share their perspectives.