The City of San Diego partnered with drone cloud-platform provider Cape last week to participate in the UAS Integration Pilot Program. Chosen from 149 applicants, the partnership is among 10 across the U.S to be chosen for IPP.
The program – a joint effort by the FAA and U.S. transportation department – focuses on “enabling the safe expansion of cutting-edge drone operations in the U.S.”
The agencies chose 10 state, local, and tribal municipalities along with private sector partners to test drone programs that cover issues such as drone flight over people, detect-and-avoid technology, night operations, package delivery and beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations.
“From drones to human genomes, San Diego is renowned for its innovative spirit and talent that can’t be matched anywhere else,” San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer said. “This designation brings together some of our brightest minds in local government