Elizabeth, N.J., uses drones to enforce social distancing

by • 3 months ago

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

by • 3 months ago

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

by • 5 months ago

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

by • 1 year ago

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

by • 1 year ago

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

by • 2 years ago

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

by • 2 years ago

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

by • 2 years ago

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

by • 2 years ago

While Colorado takes to the air, California is standardizing data to provide more accurate real-time information to firefighters and the public.