Deutsche Bahn not allowed to fly anti-graffiti drone during nighttime

December 1, 2013 12:00 | By | Add a Comment

Deutsche Bahn (German Railways) recently bought several commercial multicopter equipped with night vision cameras for the purpose of detecting graffiti sprayers during the night. What sounds like a fun pasttime for troubled youth actually causes damages of up to 7.6 million Euros each year for Deutsche Bahn alone. Keeping that price tag in mind, spending EUR 50,000.- per drone sounds like peanuts in comparison.

Turns out it was all for naught, as german Aviation Safety Authority put a stop to this endeavor, forcing the railway company to stop all flights during night time. Unfortunately this makes the whole thing pointless, as graffiti sprayers mostly come out at night. Mostly.

 

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