Drone Logistics Africa

Africa logistics sector offer new opportunities for developers

[Editor’s Note: With several projects already underway, drones have the potential to solve infrastructure challenges.] A growing logistics industry in Africa is offering new opportunities for experienced developers, says a top international agent. The logistics sector is growing in Sub-Saharan Africa on the back of rising demand for modern warehouse space from retailers and consumer goods manufacturers, […]

Mahad Sand Mining Drones

Mahad lessons: govt. to use drones, boats to check sand mining around two bridges

This post originally appeared on http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/mahad-lessons-govt-to-use-drones-boats-to-check-sand-mining-around-two-bridges/article9013855.ece.   [Editor’s Note: Drones and speedboats will be used by the government for patrolling.]   The Mahad bridge collapse has forced the Maharashtra government to take serious note of illegal sand mining around two old bridges at Virar and Saphale.   The State on Saturday decided to extend prohibitory orders […]

WSDOT using drones to monitor construction

TV interviews, boats and drones — all part of Steve Peer’s cool WSDOT job

This post originally appeared on http://www.seattletimes.com/nwshowcase/careers/tv-interviews-boats-and-drones-all-part-of-steve-peers-cool-wsdot-job/. [Editor’s Note: Drones have been used to gather video of the new and old floating bridge.] Highway 520’s media and construction communication manager enjoys hitting milestones in his role talking about how construction on 520 will affect, and hopefully improve, lives. By The Seattle Times Jobs staff COMMUNICATION MANAGER Steve Peer […]

UAV Bridge Inspection Demonstration Project Gets State Innovation Award

[Editor’s Note: The project showed that using drones for inspecting bridges improved safety and reduced work time.] The MnDOT Office of Aeronautics and Aviation was recognized last month for the drone research project that also involved the Office of Bridge and Structures and MnDOT Research Services. The Humphrey School of Public Affairs, in partnership with the Bush Foundation, presented a State Government Innovation […]

Ever source Power Line Drone Inspection

Eversource tests drones to inspect power lines

[Editor’s Note: Drones help with locating smaller items, such as hardware that’s rusting or an insulator that’s broken.] Eversource crews are testing out the use of drones to inspect power lines. Officials with the utility company said the use of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, could help them find the smallest problems. “We are able […]

Drone Monitors Bridge Construction Progress

New drone videos offer rare look at East End Bridge construction

[Editor’s Note: Drones were used to capture bridge construction progress.] With the East End Bridge now just a few months away from opening, significant progress is being made on the bridge and its connector roads and tunnels. To show just how far construction crews have come, the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project released three […]

Amazon Cell Tower Drone Charging Stations

Amazon sees cell towers as drone charging stations

[Editor’s Note: Amazon Prime Air noted that packages weighing up to five pounds would be eligible for drone delivery.] Amazon has patented a routing system for drones that will rely on cell towers, church steeples and other vertical structures to refuel the company’s unmanned aerial vehicles. “The docking stations can extend the range of UAVs by providing […]