ASDA has put a drone to work in one of its Bristol supermarkets to help with collecting data on the cars using its car park.
A sign was used to inform shoppers of the activity as the drone was sent up over the Bedminster store’s car park on June 29.
According to a report on Bristol Live, the RUAS supplied drone was used to collect data on how many cars were using the facility.
A spokesperson for ASDA told the local news outlet that the drone was not set up to capture images of individual shoppers or registration numbers.
They went on to detail how it was a better tool than more traditional car park monitoring cameras which might have been fixed at the entrances and exits of the car park.
The Bedminster store also confirmed that because it was filming from above, the drone did not capture registration numbers.