Monthly Archive:September 2019

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DroneITS activities and outcomes have been presented at a workshop at Qatar University

The leadPI of DroneITS, Dr. Hamid Menouar, was invited to present the activities and outcomes of the project at a workshop on “Mobile Crowdsourcing for Qatar Smart City” that was hosted today by #QatarUniversity. Dr. Hamid was also honored to moderate in the same occasion an interesting panel discussion, by distinguished and high caliber researchers, on the future of transportation with a focus on drone delivery services.

Here are some of the main takeaways:

  • Commercial drones/UAVs have a great potential for improving existing and enabling new interesting applications for smart cities.
  • Like any disruptive technology, drone applications are today often linked with safety and privacy threats, but one day they will become common and present everywhere.
  • Government and regulation authorities should find a way to control but not to block the drone utilization and applications.