The stock of Honeywell International Inc (NYSE:HON) closed at $138.68 losing 0.23% in yesterday’s trading session. This company has collaborated with Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) to unveil the first commercial unmanned aerial vehicle inspection service for industrial customers. The Honeywell InView is expected to help increase employee safety as well as improve critical structure inspections.
Most probably, the various Falcon 8+ drones will be moving to dirty and dangerous places. The inspection of commercial infrastructure will become much easier with these drones. Their ability to launch operations in areas affected by hurricanes or other emergencies without necessarily subjecting employees to danger has been termed a great move by analysts. Honeywell’s senior manager of communications for Commercial UAV, Jill Brown also took a similar standpoint outlining that technology was indeed taking the world towards the right direction.
Routine inspections, such as inspecting leaking pipelines or the high power lines are the other areas the new service will be found quite useful.
Jill opined, “We can use drones to get high up for close up inspections with skilled utility workers still seeing the work on the ground. Honeywell’s licensed and certified drone pilots fly the drones with the inspector right there to guide the drone for video or still footage.”
The InView inspection service merges Honeywell’s expertise in the aerospace and industrial industries with Intel’s drone system’s capabilities to offer data-driven software which is customized for utility and industrial customers.
President of Honeywell Aerospace’s electronic solutions division, Carl Esposito has said that through the company’s extensive industrial experience they will succeed in their quest to give customers access to Honeywell’s customized software and data solutions. The various customers will be in a position to log, analyze, predict or prevent structure failures and outages. The U.S. Department of Labor points out to the utility line workers as the ones operating under the most dangerous working conditions. This new development will help cut down on the number of people that get injured or loose their lives in the fatal accidents that occur in this area.