National Highways introduces new system to manage drone operation near roads

National Highways has developed a new flight management system to make it easier to plan the use of drones for monitoring and surveying near its assets across the country. The Drone Cloud developed flight management system was launched earlier this month. Its aim is to speed up the process for drone operators looking to fly […]

Drones to monitor traffic in the West Midlands

The West Midland’s regional transport managers have been given a new tool to monitor and handle traffic jams – drones. The drones will fly over congestion hotspots and traffic queues at accident scenes or road closures and send live footage to transport managers enabling them to better plan diversions and keep the public informed. Transport […]

Drones providing safer, more cost-effective bridge inspections on Essex Highways

Bridge inspections by drone is proving to save money, avoids road closures and improves repair programmes, according to Essex County Council. Camera drones are already being used in industry but, in a major innovation, drones and related tech are now helping Essex Highway engineers to carefully inspect critical structures like bridges and culverts in better, […]

Amey drones back in the sky over Kent

Kent County Council’s highways maintenance provider Amey is embarking on phase two of a drone trial technology project, this time in a bid to inspect vegetation (soft landscape) and highways assets around the network and identify any defects in power and water utilities infrastructure around Kent. The footage captured from the drone will be used […]


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