Elizabeth, N.J., uses drones to enforce social distancing
Five drones loaned to the city from DJI are equipped with pre-recorded messages from Mayor Chris Bollwage, reminding the public to stay indoors during the pandemic.
Indiana developing new strategic plan for drone program
The Dayton, Ohio-based firm Woolpert has been contracted to develop a new plan that will allow the state to ensure its aerial vehicles are being flown "safely and effectively."
Sewer scanners, drone hives funded in latest Urban-X startup cohort
Each of seven companies developing solutions for urban areas will receive $150,000 and run through a 20-week accelerator program.
Police need public's trust before adopting new technologies, officials say
Emerging technologies like drones and data analytics can help police, but they need community acceptance first, speakers at a South by Southwest panel said.
Miami Beach PD circumvents ban on drone surveillance with a blimp
The "sleek, yet friendly"-looking tethered aerostat has dredged up old questions of safety versus privacy.
Ohio pushes for air traffic control system for drones in latest strategic plan
An official from the state's transportation department said it can't focus only on building out more highway lanes forever.
NYPD to deploy 14 drones across city
The department's technical assistance response unit will use the drones to assist officers in certain investigations.
Nevada’s new drone center focuses on public safety
The Nevada Drone Center of Excellence for Public Safety will develop research and training materials for unmanned aerial systems.
Drones and databases: How two Western states are meeting an aggressive wildfire season with tech
While Colorado takes to the air, California is standardizing data to provide more accurate real-time information to firefighters and the public.