General Motors is all about the 21st century at its Warren Technical Center in Michigan. Not only does some of the automaker’s engineering happen inside the facility’s 40 buildings, but a drone monitors the property to spot inefficiencies.
In new video from The Detroit Free Press, Steven Tomaszewski, director of sustainable workplaces for GM, explains what exactly the drone does when it’s sent into the air. The drone can carry out pre-planned tasks, or an operator can pilot the contraption manually. When it heads into the sky, the drone will monitor and measure energy performance at the Warren Tech Center.
It’s no small task; the drone monitors 11 million square feet of property. When the drone does find an area of concern, GM can take the data and analyze the energy profile to make changes. Tomaszewski said the team flies the drone daily to collect new data and to see where things can improve.