Baton Rouge Turns to Drones to Improve City Parking

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 26, 2014 No Comments
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The City of Baton Rouge, La., is using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to study cars' parking activity in order to eventually improve on parking facilities.

According to the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report, the city's Downtown Development District (DDD) has teamed up with AECOM, an engineering design company, to operate two UAVs downtown on Aug. 28.

Throughout the day, the aircraft will monitor parking, both on streets and in lots, for two-hour time spans. AECOM will then use the collected information to construct a parking model, which will go to the DDD to determine how the city should go about improving parking for citizens.

Davis Rhorer, DDD executive director, told the Business Report that he does not want anyone to be “worried if they see drones flying around.”

Read the full report here.

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