The coalition of news media outlets partnering with Virginia Tech to test Drones has added Fusion to its ranks.
"We could not be more pleased to be working with Virginia Tech and the coalition on this exciting project," said Fusion CEO Isaac Lee. "We want Fusion to be a laboratory for experimentation and innovation when it comes to storytelling. New technologies continue to change the way we see the world -- often giving us a more clear, bold, authentic view of news events in real-time."
Fusion is the 11th media outfit to join the coalition. The others participating in the testing are: Advance Publications, Inc.; A.H. Belo Corp.; The Associated Press; Gannett Co., Inc.; Getty Images; NBCUniversal; The New York Times Company; The E.W. Scripps Company; Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.; and The Washington Post.
Virginia Tech is one of six test sites established by Congress to assist the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in formulating regulations to integrate UAS into the national airspace.