From Toys to Express Carriers, the UAV Safety and Inspection Are Obligate
Release Time : 01-26/2016 Views : 1314
          South Korea said recently it will try to use unmanned aerial vehicles to distribute postal express in islands and mountainous areas in this year, and it also plans to use UAVs to inspect power distribution towers with high-voltage current and gas pipelines leakage in high-rise buildings and other issues. Coincidentally, Amazon also announced the details of the UAV express plan: the goods weighted totally less than 27.3Kgs could be delivered in 30mins within 16 kilometers distance.
          UAV is featured as unmanned, manipulable, and flyable, and the operators could make it fly in high speed without following it. Therefore, it would be the trend of UAVs to be more precise in instruction execution and easier to operate.
          Currently, the consumptive UAV is mainly used as aerial camera and flight toys, and the industrial UAV applications have extended in survey, plant protection, pine laying, etc.
          However, if the UAVs are needed for express delivery, the technology will not be the only issue concerned. If the UAV is merely used to replace current transport machine, it doesn’t make much sense. If we could also make more progress in intelligence and internet of things, it could bring great improvement in express industry, and it will definitely be a great interest to e-commerce.
          Under the pushing of Amazon, the UAV express will inevitably develop fast. But as an aerial vehicle, the UAV is to some degree dangerous or even invasive, especially in densely populated areas and around the civil aviation routes. By now, in China there are “Civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems Driver Management Interim Provisions” and “Light and Small UAV Operating Rules (Trial)”, which made preliminary specification on UAV operators and UAV application scope. But with the expansion of the UAV application in densely populated areas, the refined performance standard for UAV, clear and effective division of airspace, and timely regulatory measures will be the key points during the future development of this industry.