An opportunity for drones to transport goods
Introducing this type of technology will require human capital to operate
Drones or drones provide a great opportunity for logistics consolidation, Such as transporting medicines to remote areas in case of an emergency, or transporting documents, As it has already been in China or Europe, However, the captain said that the cost of this type of equipment is still too high, which limits the scale of its use. Antonio Cardona, Director, Panzer Drones.
“In the United States, it was recently approved for use in commercial deliveries, but in Asia and Europe it continues to be used for logistical support in disaster situations, such as shipping medicines. We want to open the way for urban mobility From the airspace regarding the regulations, “Cardona emphasized.
Among the challenges that must be faced in Mexico before the use of drones becomes more common is educating the public of users to ensure that the flight with these devices is carried out in a safe and compatible manner.
While the use of unmanned vehicles to transport goods can generate the notion that jobs will be lost, The expert emphasized that the opposite would happen because the introduction of this type of technology would require human resources. To achieve this, companies can train existing employees to try and repair them.
Among the vehicles you drive Panzer drones in Mexico meet a falcon, Manufactured by the Chinese company EHang. This aircraft is able to travel up to 19 kilometers with a battery that lasts between 12 and 15 minutes, depending on weather conditions, and is able to take off with a payload of just over 5 kilograms, making it ideal for transporting medicines. He explained.
Drones for firefighting
Cardona, Marketer and Associate at EHang in MexicoHe stressed that the agility of this type of aircraft also provides great advantages in fighting forest fires, as it replaces the use of helicopters, whose costs for this type of work reach millionaire numbers.
According to the specialist, the rent of a helicopter to fight a fire is about one million pesos. However, it is not enough to pay to use this alternative, but there are various situations that make it difficult to operate, such as finding a water body where you can drink the liquid.
in comparison, The rent for a drone is around 2,000 pesos Added to this number is the cost of fireballs, which are devices loaded with fire extinguishing mixtures, at about 1,400 pesos each. In order to control a low-power fire, he said, about 50 balls would be needed.
Captain Cardona added that it was imperative that Mexican regulations be at the height of technology, in order to allow the expansion of the use of drones and for the benefit of society.
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