Drone, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or Remotely Piloted Aerial Vehicle (VARP), also called Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

ANAC proposes regulation for the use of drones in the country, this regulation is still open for public consultation.

The drone – can be equipped with Full HD cameras with high resolution images, being able to measure details with approximation in 3D resolution.

Below you can see some photos taken at CCR by Latersolo Engineering Services:

  • Continuous inspection: during the day or at night through retro-reflective signs of the pavement for evaluation, maintenance and / or management purposes.

  • Inspection of pavement defects without any traffic interruption:

  • Use of georeferenced orthophotography delivered in various digital formats (Google Earth, CAD, GIS…)

  • Inspection of: Stability of slopes, bridges / viaducts, settlements, ducts. towers: wind, telephony, high voltage lines, etc…

  • Visualization of drainage problems


  • Monitoring of environmental areas: Drones can examine and monitor erosion, flooding, weed growth, harmful animals.


  • Preventive or incident / accident check action: Drones enable detailed imaging – high-resolution visual and thermal inspections performed without interrupting operations


  • Images can be transmitted to staff in real time, allowing them to focus their efforts on best problem resolution


  • Photographing / Filming / Services in hard to reach places for inspection / repair / conservation


  • Emergency Services: Provides real-time imagery to assist ground search and rescue teams


  • Removes exposure to risk to humans in the event of fire, explosion, chemical leak or similar crisis


  • A drone can capture live video from within the hazardous area and possibly even detect hazardous gases or smoke and high temperature areas.

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