UAVs a reality in Europe too

ProduktbildThe Unmanned Aerial Vehicle has captured the attention of the world, but U.S. farmers should consider themselves lucky…for now. Walking through the “Hall of Ideas” building at Agritechnica, where organizers had grouped all the high-tech equipment, we came across the octocopter you see on this page.

A quick conversation with Christoph Schimmer, geo-konzept, an ag consulting firm showing off its skills and technology at the show, offered a glimpse into the challenges of using UAVs in Europe. The key is rules governing use of UAVs. In Europe, people are very concerned about their privacy and they see these vehicles as a way to invade that privacy.

“The rules are even different in various parts of the country,” he explains.

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