Drones deployed to monitor State Fair traffic
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Drones will be monitoring weekend traffic conditions at the New York State Fair for the first time.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week that state-of-the-art drone technology will help the state police and Department of Transportation better monitor traffic and parking lot capacity.
The drones will operate under FAA guidelines by line-of-sight rules, with a range of approximately one mile.
The Democratic governor says drone research, development and manufacturing are part of a larger initiative to boost economic growth in central New York.
The State Fair began Wednesday and runs through Monday, Sept. 4.