Google producing low-cost ADSB transponders for drones

transponderGoogle’s quest to introduce small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into low altitude airspace within a “few years” has driven the company to launch an unexpected foray into the avionics market, says Dave Vos, head of the Internet company’s Project Wing.

Two companies have recently unveiled automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) transceivers for general aviation priced under $2,000.  The price will have to drop dramatically before they are widely adopted.

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