UK West Midlands’ TfWM deploys drones to improve traffic flows
Officials in the UK are again demonstrating their willingness – indeed eagerness – to lead the way in adopting a widening array of drone applications with the deployment of UAVs by Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) to improve traffic management.
TfWM is broadening its drone fleet and five pilot unit to improve its means of both responding to and preventing incidents that can slow or clog traffic across the central-west UK county. In doing so, it’s replicating far more expensive aerial methods like helicopter monitoring – whose reports are a staple of US morning commuter radio fare – by adding three DJI Matrice 300M enterprise UAVs, which are dedicated to keeping a watch on the area’s larger streets and intersections.
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The drones will be dispatched over the West Midlands road grid – which along with local rail and other UK transport options falls under…