Ohio DOT Plans to Use Drones to Monitor Traffic Conditions

A three-year, $5.9 million study in central Ohio will use drones to monitor traffic on a 35-mile highway, and provide new information used to prevent crashes between manned and unmanned aircraft.

DriveOhio, a center recently developed within the Ohio Department of Transportation, is tasked with pushing new technologies like autonomous vehicles to improve Ohio’s transportation system. The agency announced plans last week to use unmanned aircraft to monitor traffic and road conditions along the 33 Smart Mobility Corridor, a stretch of highway between Dublin and East Liberty …


Government Technology | June 12, 2018

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