Since Amazon announced its intention to use drones for local deliveries in the not-so-distant future, the world has been abuzz (no pun intended) with talk of the unmanned aircraft. But while many Americans are discussing drones as if they’re still science fiction, here in Canada, they’re more like science fact.
Constable Andy Olesen and Detective David Banks in an interview on CHCH, highlight how the Halton Police Services uses UAS technology to assist them in operations such as search & rescue, accident reconstruction and explosive device disposal.
Amazon's recent UAV parcel delivery concept has generated renewed interest in future applications for small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS). Although, this specific application will require overcoming both technology and regulatory challenges, it has reinforced the wide range of applications for which sUAS currently offer significant advantages in time, cost, accuracy, and safety over traditional alternatives including manned aircraft or ground crews.
The Aeryon Scout™, sUAS, was chosen as a safer, more efficient method to inspect a bridge that is part of the Kan-Etsu Expressway in Shibukawa, Gunma, Japan.
The following is a brief translation of the original story published by NHK News.
This Canadian Press (CP) video highlights how drones can do more good than harm. In the interview, Ian McDonald, VP Product & Marketing talks about how unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are currently used in a variety of commercial and public safety applications, including wildlife studies and traffic-accident reconstruction.