“Although only a proof of concept initially, Soarizon has demonstrated how a client request for a road inspection could be conducted, then transferred to a drone operator and then autonomously, conduct an inner city flight with Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS) operation. We proved this is a truly scalable solution that can be digitised, enable scaling and significantly bring down the cost of operations.”
Mike Oliver, Head of Customer Innovation at Thales in the UK
The successful trials were conducted six times over a week period and were a great example of how end-to-end operations could happen in the future.
SOARIZON is still in MVP phase, entering its second cycle, with the aim to be initially available on the market in the New Year. Thales is looking to collaborate with customers to help inform the direction of the product’s development within the infrastructure, energy, construction, rail and telecommunications sectors, among others.
Mike Oliver says: “What we have shown during the trials in Helsinki is that we can successfully request a set of information, autonomously trigger and fly drone operations in a BVLOS city location and provide imagery data back to a client.”
The solution can add real value by helping organisations to navigate a complex ecosystem and improve the commercial and safety performance of drone operations in different environments.
Read more about SOARIZON here