Drones: recreational value is a thing of the past

Published on 21/01/2019 in Customer Stories

Drones: recreational value is a thing of the past

Agriculture, energy, infrastructure, security, etc. Drones offer hosts of opportunities. Their ability to collect information makes it possible to reinvent the physical approach to a great many professions. PwC has studied certain cases.

Efficient control of infrastructure

According to Joline Culus, Senior Digital Transformation Consultant & Drone Champion at PwC, the energy sector is facing an unprecedented digital revolution. One of the main advantages of these changes is the use of drones for maintenance and follow-up activities on high-voltage masts. “Automation, prevention and cost cutting. That is exactly what may be expected from this technology in combination with artificial intelligence.”

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Automated claims management

The insurance sector is benefiting from the advent of drones, as well. “Take the example of damage caused by bad weather. It is often virtually impossible to gain a complete and documented overview of damage. But by using drones, very accurate, objective and indisputable information can be gathered,” Joline confirms.

Automation, prevention and cost cutting. That is exactly what may be expected from this technology in combination with artificial intelligence.

Joline Culus, Senior Digital Transformation Consultant & Drone Champion at PwC

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The SAFIR consortium for a European regulation

The SAFIR consortium (Safe and Flexible Integration of Initial U-space Services in a Real Environment) brings together thirteen public and private organizations and is responsible for testing tasks that can be carried out using drones, in order to develop European legislation. “As a member, Proximus will take part in demonstrating the huge potential that drones can offer in the context of integrated air traffic management,” Joline explains.

PwC is a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 250,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. The network grants global access to a knowledge center which offers strategic advice on drone technology.

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