September 2018

Ford inspection drones keep engine plant workers safely grounded

(September 1, 2018) COLOGNE, Germany — Imagine if a simple innovation suddenly allowed you to carry out an arduous — but essential — chore in a fraction of the time it would normally take and without the safety risks of working at height.

That’s been the case for Ford employees who are now using cameras mounted on drones to safely and efficiently inspect high-rise gantries, pipework and roof areas at the company’s Dagenham Engine Plant in the UK.