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Drones, VR coming to public safety, responders say in emerging tech survey

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Drones, internet-connected vehicles and virtual reality are expected to play a greater role in public safety in the next five years, according to a recent survey by Verizon.

Blood drones might be coming to New York

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A city innovation program helped the fire department build an app officials described as "GrubHub for emergency supplies."

New York State 'first' to test 5G drone technology

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Gov. Kathy Hochul said new work by a wireless consortium will ensure 5G technology can meet aviation safety requirements.

For fighting fires, video conferencing is 'game-changing,' says Nevada department

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Fire teams are drawing video feeds from drones and using video conferencing to communicate across jurisdictions, replacing manual processes that could take days to complete previously.

Elizabeth, N.J., uses drones to enforce social distancing

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Five drones loaned to the city from DJI are equipped with pre-recorded messages from Mayor Chris Bollwage, reminding the public to stay indoors during the pandemic.

Indiana developing new strategic plan for drone program

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The Dayton, Ohio-based firm Woolpert has been contracted to develop a new plan that will allow the state to ensure its aerial vehicles are being flown "safely and effectively."

Sewer scanners, drone hives funded in latest Urban-X startup cohort

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Each of seven companies developing solutions for urban areas will receive $150,000 and run through a 20-week accelerator program.

Police need public's trust before adopting new technologies, officials say

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Emerging technologies like drones and data analytics can help police, but they need community acceptance first, speakers at a South by Southwest panel said.

Miami Beach PD circumvents ban on drone surveillance with a blimp

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The "sleek, yet friendly"-looking tethered aerostat has dredged up old questions of safety versus privacy.

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