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Use of aerial drones to inspect highways set to “snowball”

HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE

Rhodri Clark
18 September 2015
 

THE USE of aerial drones to inspect highways structures will snowball when officers appreciate the financial, time and safety benefits on offer, according to a specialist contractor.

Many companies and public bodies fly unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) over land, buildings and structures with video cameras capturing high-resolution footage of areas that are difficult to view by other means.

For highways engineers, the biggest benefits are likely to come from UAVs’ ability to fly beneath...

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