Drones to tackle air polutuion in Poland

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 11:59

Krakow in Poland has offered new technology to challenge air pollution.

Specialised drones with a variety of sensors and cameras have been designed that will help officials devise a plan to reduce air pollution. They will track those that burn stoves and monitor rooftops and chimneys for mass use. The idea being that it will change peoples attitude to burning toxic material.

It will firstly be rolled out in the bustiest part of the city to review air quality levels and detect areas of contamination.

The UAV's will fly at night and early in the morning and then transmit the relevant data to the local authorities. This may result in random house inspections if a house is found to be buring garbage.