Fly up close to inspect and document critical components of bridge support and truss structures safely with 360° obstacle avoidance.
Perform frequent track inspections and patrol the yard with Skydio drones to identify and document issues and keep the railroad network secure.
Bridge Planning and Documentation
Capture detailed imagery and produce high resolution models of the bridge area with Skydio 3D Scan for archival purposes.
Post Disaster Evaluation
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.
Dangerous Human Inspections
Scaffolding climbs, scissor lifts, and other human-based inspection methods can be dangerous to workers, as well as time consuming.
Manual Drone Inspections
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.
Skydio Drones Improve Transportation Infrastructure Inspection
NCDOT Conducts BVLOS Bridge Inspections With Skydio Drones
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.
BNSF Railway Remotely Operating Dock-based Skydio Drones
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
North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT)
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”