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San Diego Wants To Know How You Feel About Drones

The Chula Vista Police drones transmit images directly to an operations cente...

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Above: The Chula Vista Police drones transmit images directly to an operations center at the police station, Oct. 25, 2018.

San Diego Wants To Know How You Feel About Drones


Tiffany Vinson, senior homeland security coordinator, city of San Diego


San Diego was one of 10 agencies picked by the Federal Aviation Administration for a drone pilot program that may use drones for things like food delivery and truck inspections. More than 20 regional organizations and municipalities are part of the San Diego pilot program.

The goal of the program is to demonstrate that advanced operations of drones is safe, determine what mitigations are needed to ensure drones are safe and what regulations should and should not apply to their use, said Tiffany Vinson, the senior homeland security coordinator with the city of San Diego, who is leading the pilot program.

The program is looking for input from residents about their feelings on drone use through forums and an online survey.

The survey can be accessed at through the end of the year.

Tiffany Vinson joins KPBS Midday Edition on Monday with a look at how this technology could be used.


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