The district started using drones for more than situational awareness and eventually ended up expanding the fleet.
COMMENTARY | Expediting adoption will save lives—and possibly our failing national infrastructure.
Law enforcement agencies are finding it is quicker and safer to do scene investigations with drones.
A bipartisan amendment would double 2019 funding for FAA’s efforts to integrate drones into national airspace.
The body’s lone local government representative discusses filling the late San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s shoes and keeping pace with technology.
A recent incident in Oregon offers "a cautionary tale about dog ownership and fire danger this time of year."
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“When that airspace becomes more complicated, ‘just don’t hit anything’ isn’t going to be enough,” according to Seleta Reynolds, the general manager of the L.A. Department of Transportation.
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The L.A. County Sheriff has deployed a quadcopter drone for rescue and reconnaissance. But will the public accept that these aerial officers come in peace?
They’ve also been faster and safer than putting boots on the ground, an agency official said.
Lee County is one of 10 government entities participating in a federal drone pilot program, but will be the only one to deploy the technology for pest control.
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A survey conducted by the Postal Service inspector general polled citizens on how they would feel if a robot delivered the mail with—or instead of—a human.
A new survey finds that state transportation departments are using unmanned aircraft for gathering images of construction sites, surveying, bridge inspections and other tasks.
Once deployed, the system would authorize drone flights in minutes instead of months.
Amateurs flying unmanned aerial vehicles have previously grounded firefighting aircraft. Now, their devices are actually sparking wildfires.
Survey: 48% of people think they'll soon have an AI employee.
Being able to rescue someone using a drone like what happened in North Carolina is probably every pilot’s dream.
“The result of these regulations on our nation’s most innovative companies has been to force their programs overseas," according to the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
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