What Role can Drones Play in Smart Cities?

By | May 10, 2018

Ever wondered how a Smart City can be ‘Smarter’. Well ‘Drones’ can play key role in smart cities, some of the use cases of drones in the smart city environment include medical, transport and agriculture, critical infrastructure protection and inspection, forest fire fighting, police augmentation, coastal monitoring, and identifying changes in urban vegetation and the list goes on. So, here are roles which can be played by drones:

#Drones for Good


Drones are going to play a crucial role in the development of Smart Cities. The concept of a smart city is based on the integration of ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and its trends. UAVs (Unmanned aerial vehicle) are involved in a wide range of applications and functions in smart cities. Drones are easy to deploy, are flexible in performing difficult tasks.

#Traffic Management

drones over traffic

Traffic is a major issue for any city, Wasting time and resources of a city. Smart traffic management with the help of Drones can keep an eye on traffic from the sky.  And guide traffic police at the ground about traffic.

#Crowd Management

Drones and smart city

Efficient safety and security system in a city is a concern for a smart city. UAVs (Unmanned aerial vehicle) are helping in smart policing. And with the integration of mobile applications, wireless networks, and forensic mapping software, UAVs are helping smart cities be a safe city too.

#Smart Transportation

Drones and smart city

Drones have a huge potential in infrastructure work. It can be used to map sites for a metro project, bus transit or even a bicycle path. Drones offer flexibility, allowing surveyors to map long corridors efficiently.

We are witnessing the advent of a new era of robots ‘drones’ that can autonomously fly in natural and man-made environments. These robots, often associated with defense applications, could have a major impact on civilian tasks, including transportation, communication, agriculture, disaster mitigation and environment preservation.

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