Geofencing and the ongoing effort to protect us from stupidity

Tesla uses geofencing to adjust the car’s suspension┬áto suit driving conditions. Square uses geofencing to simplify use of their digital wallet. Via GPS technology, clever use of knowledge of time and place can add a touch of magic to the products and services we use. Conversely

Fly drones in the US: Add a GoPro but don’t go pro

Bloomberg published an excellent overview of the state of drone regulation in the US. The article provides a good sense of the pressure that exists on one side to restrict the use of civilian drones and the other side’s arguments for easing regulation. As the regulation is curre

Drones in Davos

In three days, the political leaders of the world, top executives and thought leaders will convene in Davos for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. The front page of the WEF website features an aerial photo of the Swiss mountain town of Davos. The angle of the photo and th

Is the US behind on airspace regulation for drones?

In May 2000 the US government switched off encryption (known as selective availability) of signals from GPS satellites. The move spawned increased civilian use of GPS and an accelerated market for GPS enabled devices, with the associated jobs and revenues. Are we approaching a similar