automated drone operations BNSF

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At the annual DroneDeploy user conference in Denver, an inside look at one of DroneDeploy’s 3 pillars of development: automation.  Nick Dryer, Field Operations Manager of the UAS Program at BNSF Railway provides an inside look at their automated drone operations for inventory management and more.

Railway logistics sites and intermodal facilities are complex pieces of the vast system of goods transportation: acres and acres of narrow parking spaces to store containers delivered by trucks.  These containers and contents are identified by number, and must be retrieved and connected with the appropriate trains – to the right place, at the right time.  The sites are dynamic and, like any structure, require constant management and maintenance.  Automating pieces of the process offers major benefits for supply chain systems: and automated drone operations can provide one piece of the solution.  Nick Dryer offered insights on how their…

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Source: dronelife.com