Hitachi has launched a drone platform solution in partnership with Unifly and Terra Drone.
The launch will expand its existing infrastructure inspection services portfolio with an AI assisted, drone-based service.
The release comes after Hitachi was awarded the contract for the development of the ‘Fukushima Robot Test Field’ drone flight management system, in August.
The ‘Fukushima Robot Test Field’ is the only test centre with a drone operations management function at the Japanese large-scale demonstration laboratory and has a goal to further advance BVLOS drone flights.
Unifly and Terra Drone provide the technical UTM backbone to ensure safe BVLOS drone flights at the test centre and, after registration, the drones are monitored and tracked in real-time informing the authorities continuously on drone flight activities and flight compliance.
Hitachi established a drone service review organisation in 2015 which aims to promote research and development activities on the core technologies, services and operational methods necessary for the social implementation of drone services.