Drones are becoming more and more common with each passing year. At a certain point, it may look like our skies are overcrowded with these flying devices. The most dangerous part of this inevitability is the risk of collisions. Similar to the solution found with the abundance of cars, drones may soon have their own traffic system in Unifly.
A Traffic Problem
Yes, with drones more available to the public, as well as offering cheaper prices, almost anyone can purchase one. While today the number of drones may not be a problem, in the future when the number of users multiply exponentially, it can be quite the headache.
The traffic system becomes a universal decider when it comes to drone movement in the sky. A traffic system can help prevent collisions that not only risk drones, but the property and people below as well. This brings order in a somewhat chaotic air space. Similar to land transport, the end game hopes to create a space up in the sky for drones to fly, while still maintaining order.
Unifly For All
In Belgium, the concept has already started to take shape. A startup called Unifly aims a more micromanaged traffic system to prevent accidents. The Unifly is a software program that can create no-fly zones, traffic information, and can even inform drones of others in the vicinity. This helps drones identify potential threats around them. For people, Unifly also aids safety by creating virtual barriers in important areas. Places such as airports will be labeled no-fly zones and would force drones away.
The last part is very important since airports have been the epicenter of drone incidents in the past few years. Near-collisions risk thousands of people every time – all because of irresponsible drone flyers. With a program installed in the drones’ system, it automatically avoids dangerous places without the owner’s discretion. This prevents any irresponsible flying and can create safer skies for everyone.