Traffic Management Drones
The autonomous traffic management drones operate around a “Mothership” principle shown below (patent no. AU2017100463);
1. Allocate Mothership
One of the road construction/vegetation management vehicles is allocated as the "mothership".
2. Set to "Follow"
The drones are programmed to follow the same (or offset) path as the “mothership” but keeping a pre-set distance from the mothership set by the operator.
3. Custom LED Signage
The digital LED displays on the back of the drones are set remotely by the road construction/vegetation management team to display one of the pre-programed traffic management symbols that are relevant to the works undertaken. As these are digital, potentially any message can be displayed at the push of a button.