Fly up close to inspect and document critical components of bridge support and truss structures safely with 360° obstacle avoidance.
Capture detailed imagery and produce high resolution models of the bridge area with Skydio 3D Scan for archival purposes.
Perform frequent track inspections and patrol the yard with Skydio drones to identify and document issues and keep the railroad network secure.
Provide documentation of damaged infrastructure during a natural disaster and see where roads are flooded to make a better determination where to route people and supplies.
Scaffolding climbs, scissor lifts, and other human-based inspection methods can be dangerous to workers, as well as time consuming.
Manual drones are expensive and have untrustworthy obstacle avoidance and fail to work in GPS denied environments requiring many hours of pilot training to avoid crashes.
Beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone operations are critical to enable workers to inspect wider areas, larger structures, dangerous or difficult-to-reach environments while reducing visual observer and inspection costs. Skydio’s groundbreaking autonomy is the key to unlock safe and routine BVLOS.
North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) received the first-of-its-kind, state-wide FAA BVLOS approval to inspect bridges using Skydio drones which grants inspectors unparalleled safety and efficiency.
Under the waiver, BNSF may remotely operate Skydio drones in docks beyond line of sight above rural portions of its network for purposes of infrastructure inspection, patrol, and training.Learn More
SKYDIO DOCK AND REMOTE OPS
Continuously monitor and inspect remote sites and infrastructure without the need to have a pilot on-site.
This model was captured autonomously by Skydio 2 with 3D Scan to document this 75 foot bridge and dam, which was then processed in Bentley to generate the 3D model. The model required 568 photos at a 2.6 mm GSD and was captured in 62 minutes flight time.
Safety is our top priority at NCDOT, and this new system helps improve the safety of not only our bridges and other infrastructure, but of our inspectors as well.”
Secretary of Transportation
We have been testing Skydio Cloud as part of the early access program and we are excited by the prospect of managing our vehicles, closely tracking our usage metrics and operating our distributed fleet”