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Drones could be coming to law enforcement agencies in Fairfax County

[ad_1] More from Northern Virginia MCLEAN, Va. – After months of discussion, Fairfax County could be joining surrounding counties by adding drones to their law enforcement agencies.   Over the next few weeks drones will be a hot topic. The Unmanned Aircraft System program, led by Roy Shrout, is making a …

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‘A game changer’ Drones take off at Manteca Police Department

[ad_1] MANTECA, Calif. — Manteca Police are now using drones to help keep the community safe. Officers have spent the past year working on research and training for the drones and they were officially put into use at the end of last year. “Definitely a game changer for us in …

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Drones cause disruptions at New York airport

[ad_1] Bob Tarlau gives a detailed account of the news of the day in the United States of America every weekday morning. On Thursday, Bob told us a couple of drones caused major disruptions at a New York City airport. Download this podcast here [ad_2] Article Source

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How Africa Is Leading The Drone Industry

[ad_1] Drones have become more than just cool-looking flying objects. They are now one of the world’s most publicized and intriguing technologies. Described as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or unmanned aerial systems (UAS), some are rotor-based, and some have wings. Countries across the continent are experimenting with this 21st century technology as …

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Did a pair of drones interfere with flights at Newark Airport, or was it something else?

[ad_1] Lori Aratani Reporter focusing on transportation issues, including airports, airlines, and the nation’s railroad and subway systems January 23 at 4:42 PM One day after reports of drone activity near Newark Liberty International Airport temporarily halted flights, there are questions about whether the unmanned object spotted in the New …

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Drone sighting causes delays to six flights at Auckland Airport this evening

[ad_1] A drone spotted near Auckland Airport disrupted flights earlier this evening. An airport spokeswoman said it was flying at a height of 12,000 feet (3.65 kilometres) around 800 metres east of the Southern Motorway and about 7.2 kilometres from the airport. As a result, six flights were delayed but …

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Newark operations resume after drone reports halt arrivals

[ad_1] Latest Regional News NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Flight arrivals at Newark Airport were briefly suspended Tuesday evening after a drone was spotted over another nearby airport, officials said, in the latest incident of the unmanned aircraft affecting commercial air travel. At about 5 p.m., the Federal Aviation Administration received …

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The Government Shutdown Grounds A Drone-Focused Unicorn

[ad_1] For Amber McDonald, CEO of Indemnis, growing a unicorn — a privately held tech startup valued at over $1 billion — means breaking down a complex problem into small goals. She’s accomplished each goal necessary to bring her safety solution for drones to market but one — getting a thumbs up …

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Driverless air taxis, drones, pods: Dubai puts future tech at heart of transportation

[ad_1]  You cannot fault the ambition. While other countries are discussing the rules and regulations surrounding autonomous vehicles, the emirate of Dubai is simply powering ahead with them. In 2016, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the vice president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, announced plans for a …

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Use of Drones to Improve Agriculture, Irrigation & Traffic Management

[ad_1] A partnership between the Maharashtra government and the Centre for The Fourth Industrial Revolution is exploring the use of drones for various government services.  The Centre which is a global hub for policy framework and collaborations on technology has been working on expanding the scope of drones, which till now have been used …

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Drone sightings briefly halt traffic at US airport

[ad_1] Flights at a major US airport were briefly suspended after reports of drone sightings. Normal service has now resumed at Newark airport in New Jersey, the 11th busiest airport in the US. A spokesman from the Federal Aviation Administration said flights into Newark were briefly suspended after two drones …

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Facebook collaborating with Airbus to test solar-powered internet drones in Australia: Report

[ad_1] Facebook may be primarily known for its hugely-popular (and these days, extremely-controversial) social media platform, but the company also has interests in other areas. One of those interests is providing internet access in areas of the world that lack proper connectivity. To that end, the company had been working …

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