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Austrian Federal Railways and Frequentis Collaborate on Hanger-based Drone Operations

By GeoConnexion - 1st March 2023 - 20:24

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) is not only one of the most punctual, but also one of the safest railways in Europe. A recently signed innovation partnership with Frequentis, to research hangar-based automated drone flights in Austria, will now bring ÖBB another important step towards enhanced safety, economic efficiency, and service availability. This is an important step in advancing the routine implementation of automated drone flights beyond line of sight. The focus of the cooperation will be on the prevention of railway incidents through routine maintenance flights, leading to early detection of damage to infrastructure, natural hazardmanagement, monitoring route availability, as well as emergency management at major events.

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