The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will soon be using Drones to monitor traffic situation.
Note: Image above not actual image of drone to be used by MMDA
The Drone, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle will be mounted with a high-definition (HD) camera that will be able to zoom into a vehicle’s license plate and will fly the streets of Metro Manila, especially in areas where there are no CCTV cameras by the MMDA.
A drone is an aircraft without a human pilot on board. Its flight is either controlled autonomously by computers in the vehicle, or under the remote control of a navigator, or pilot on the ground or in another vehicle. – Wikipedia
According to MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino: “I think the drone could fly to Sangley Point (in Cavite) in that flight time. Just as the Mobile Metrobase will keep traffic monitors mobile, the unmanned drones will allow the MMDA to get into hard-to-reach areas, especially during mass activities like religious processions.”
The information collected by the drone will be fed directly to MMDA’s computer systems and processed in real time.
They were built by students from Dr. Yanga’s Colleges Inc. (DYCI). At least nine students, mostly from high school, are working on the project composed of members of the school’s past champion teams in the Philippine Robotics Olympiad. – source