Traffic monitoring drones proposed by Ohio officials

Heading this is the DriveOhio Division of The Ohio Department of Transportation. They oversee the implementation of new tech to monitor traffic data. They have given $6 million to Ohio State University’s College of Engineering to assist them in figuring out how drones can actually be of help.

The team faces the same problem that all other drone companies do and that is government regulation. The current laws put into place by the FAA restricts what they can do significantly, which is something they hope to solve. Jim Gregory, Ohio State professor and Aerospace Research Center director, said:

“Our collaborative work will pave the way for the ultimate vision of safe flight of unmanned aircraft systems throughout Ohio and beyond.”