While it is expected that drones will be used at disaster sites, a demonstration experiment of an "operation management system" was conducted to uniformly grasp multiple drones flying around and avoid collisions.

The use of drones is advancing for facility inspections and land surveys, and while it is expected that automatic flight will be introduced without human operation in the future, multiple drones flying around like airport control will be unified. There is no mechanism for grasping.

The government is developing an "operation management system" on the 2nd, saying that if each organization uses a drone without grasping the flight situation in the surrounding area at a disaster site, the aircraft may collide with each other. A demonstration experiment was conducted at.

A "drone port" linked to the system is installed on the roof of the port building, and when the drone automatically takes off to inspect the breakwater, the location information is displayed on the personal computer that controls the system, and the person in charge confirms the accuracy. Did.

We also set up a new port in another location to make the drone aware and see if we could move as instructed on the system.

The government says that once the system is put into practical use, the technology can be applied to the operation management of "flying cars," which are being considered for commercialization in Japan.

Mr. Masayuki Takada, Deputy Director General of Technology, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism said, "I feel that the operation management system can provide safe and prompt disaster support, and I would like to move forward with the efforts."