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U.S. DOT Artificial Intelligence Activities

The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT)  is committed to safety and innovation and sees artificial intelligence (AI) as a promising capability to help achieve these aims. While AI has applicability across many sectors of our economy, U.S. DOT’s activities focus on the following ways in which it may be applied within transportation:Enabling the safe integration of AI into the transportation system, including as a foundational technology in many...

UAS Integration Pilot Program White House Fact Sheet

THE WHITE HOUSE
WASHINGTON
PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP IS MAKING AMERICAN AVIATION GREAT AGAIN


“Our Nation will move faster, fly higher, and soar proudly toward the next great chapter of American aviation.”
– President Donald J. Trump

BRINGING AMERICAN AVIATION INTO THE 21ST CENTURY:President Donald J. Trump and his Administration are creating a new drone Integration...

President Donald Trump and Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announce Innovative Drone Integration Pilot Program

WASHINGTON – President Donald J. Trump directed U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today to launch an initiative to safely test and validate advanced operations for drones in partnership with state and local governments in select jurisdictions. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program implements a directive signed by President Trump today, and the results will be used to accelerate...

DOT and FAA Finalize Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Regulations will create new opportunities for business and government to use drones

WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules (PDF) for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. These new regulations work to...

FAA Announces Small UAS Registration Rule

Registration Begins on December 21, 2015, First 30 Days are Free

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced a streamlined and user-friendly web-based aircraft registration process for owners of small unmanned aircraft (UAS) weighing more than 0.55 pounds (250 grams) and less than 55 pounds (approx. 25 kilograms) including payloads such as on-board cameras.The Registration Task Force delivered...