NYC explores drone use for everything from disaster response to traffic surveillance

NYC explores drone use for everything from disaster response to traffic surveillance

Screen Shot 2015-11-24 at 10.35.01 AM The city is looking at bringing in drone use for everything from catastrophic fires and natural disasters to tree pruning and traffic jams, officials said Monday. Henry Jackson, deputy commissioner of Emergency Management, told the City Council agencies are considering a host of uses for the unmanned aerial vehicles — like disaster response after a major storm. “After a large scale event, such as […]

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Even Super-Small Drones Would Have to Register

Even Super-Small Drones Would Have to Register

Even Super-Small Drones Would Have to Register Under Federal Proposal The Wild West days may soon be over for amateur aerial drone pilots. In a proposal published today, a federal task force recommended that drone pilots should be required to register to fly any aircraft that weighs little more than a half-pound. Technically, the Federal Aviation Administration already requires the registration of all aircraft, including drones. But the agency doesn’t […]

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