UAE: Plans to deploy drones to light up dark accident sites

The Abu Dhabi Civil Defence is researching the potential of deploying drones to light up pitch-black accident sites, reports the Recently, the team carried out an experiment to see how this innovation could work. Lt-Col Omar Salem Al Shehhi, Head of the Research Group explained, “The experiment took about three minutes with the drone flown at a height of 40 metres.”

They found that the drone light can cover 4,500 to 8,000 sqm, where no batteries are required for the actual light source. Lt-Col Al Shehhi added, “The drone is also safe and can easily move from one place to another.”