DriveOhio unveils strategic plan for drone research

DriveOhio, the state’s autonomous vehicle research office, announced a strategic partnership with the Ohio UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) Center to research how drones can fit into smart air and ground traffic control.

The strategic plan will have three main initiatives, including the development of an unmanned traffic management system to integrate delivery and transport on drones called FlyOhio. The partnership will also look at the business service applications of UAS like data collection and aerial photography, as well as a workforce development program to create smart mobility jobs around the technology.