On this episode of the Construction Record Podcast, digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with Sitech operations manager Stantton Pallister and Finning technology solutions architect Peter Gibbons about the current state and future potential of drones and telematics.
Pallister explained how drones help not only with inspections but to create point clouds that can then be integrated with telematics readings from heavy equipment. Gibbons said practically all of Finning’s equipment is built with or fitted for telematics enabling further data collection.
Pallister said emerging sectors for drones include the forestry sector as well as in inspections of infrastructure in need of repair. Gibbons said more and more areas are gaining connectivity and different technologies from satellite to wifi and Bluetooth are being used to gather data depending on conditions and the work environment.
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