By Lisa Malloy, Senior Director of U.S. Government Affairs at Intel
Today, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced that the Department of Transportation has selected 10 state, local and tribal governments as participants in the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program. The Integration Pilot Program has brought together the cross section of partners necessary to carry out the type of meaningful testing that will drive benefits for communities across the country and guide industry growth. Intel is pleased to have joined tremendous partners and to be included as a participant in the UAS Integration Pilot Program. In coordination with localities, we look forward to testing technology solutions that address concerns related to UAS deployment and generate critical data to inform smart public policy. States and localities will continue to look to drones for safer, more efficient infrastructure inspection, search and rescue and disaster relief. The UAS Integration Pilot Program will provide the needed foundation to expand on what is possible.