Deputies used a drone to track down a suspected DUI driver without success. A Fresno County sheriff’s deputy noticed a driver in a pickup truck who appeared to be under the influence. The driver took off after a failed attempt from the deputy to pull him over.
Will aerial highways become the way of the future when it comes to drone deliveries? The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has teamed up with Airspace Link, Inc., a Detroit-based provider of drone-flight authorization and management solutions, and the city of Ontario, Calif. to create aerial highways for deliveries by drone, and other unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations.
SharkEye is a new project in Southern California that uses drones and artificial intelligence (AI) to keep beachgoers safe from sharks. Similar to surf reports, SharkEye strives to release a shark report so that swimmers and surfers can assess the level of risk before entering the waters of Southern California.
Off the coast of Capo Beach in California, Photographer Matt Larmand captured a shark swimming at a very high speed. Although it is unclear what might have spooked the shark, the footage is quite spectacular.
According to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, a Pescadero man was arrested on Sunday following an altercation during which he fired his shotgun at a drone that he believed flew illegally over his property. Under federal law shooting at a drone or manned aircraft is illegal.
A team of students at Cal Poly is working to combine drones and artificial intelligence to ‘forecast’ shark encounters and to get beachgoers safely into the water again.
On Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo welcomed home a team of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers, staff, volunteers, and two drone pilots of the New York Air National Guard, who have been helping battle and contain wildland fires raging in California, Nebraska, and South Dakota for the past two weeks.
Drone footage shows orange skies over San Francisco and Bay Area that resulted from form the thick wildfire smoke that blocks the sunlight.
In Southern California, three colleges have been selected by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to become part of the recently launched Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Collegiate Training Initiative.
Scientists are using drones to study great white sharks along the coast of Southern California to improve their understanding of how these marine predators interact, and how to keep people safe.