CTA Publishes Drones Standard

SAN FRANCISCO—During the Consumer Technology Association’s Technology & Standards Forum, CTA’s Portable Handheld and In-Vehicle Electronics Committee, R6, published a standard designed to assist the growth of drones, offering guidance on serial numbers for small drones.

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“Publication of CTA’s first drone-related standard is a major step in our collaboration with the Federal Aviation Administration and other stakeholders,” said Brian Markwalter, senior vice president, research & standards, CTA. “This approval and implementation of the standard will help maintain the rapid market growth small drones are enjoying.”

The three-day forum also saw meetings of CTA-led working groups that focus on health, sleep and physical activity technology.

The Technology & Standards Forum took place in San Francisco and convened 150 tech experts. The next CTA Technology & Standards Forum will take place in San Diego from Sept. 26-28.

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