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Rachel Stohl quoted in Trib Live on demand for commercial drones

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Picture this: A major hurricane or earthquake strikes a U.S. city, resulting in millions of dollars in damage. Before insurance companies can settle claims for ruined cars and houses, they need damage assessments to calculate their payouts, but sending adjusters into a potentially dangerous post-catastrophe zone could take weeks.

How to speed up that process, for the company and the property owners? Send in the drones.


“I think what we’re seeing is that the imagination is the boundary of what we’ll see in the future with drones,” said Rachel Stohl, a senior associate with the Stimson Center whose focus includes the growth of the drone market.

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