REDBIRDS AND CAT DRONES
Caterpillar announces a new marketing agreement with Redbird, a pioneer in the acquisition and analysis of aerial data collected by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones. “This agreement will help create value for our customers,” said John Carpenter, Construction Technology and Solutions manager. “UAV data collection and Redbird’s image analytics capability will provide contractors with a variety of solutions for their operations, such as material inventory management, haul road optimization and project progress to name a few.”
Redbird, established in 2013 with offices in San Francisco and Paris, can both collect drone data and provide analysis of that data using cloud-based, proprietary algorithms offers significant benefits for customers. This digital analytic data can help contractors become more productive, make better business decisions and optimize their operations.
“Drones are entering a new phase, with data analytics as the heart of this evolution,” said Emmanuel de Maistre, CEO and co-founder of Redbird. “Our solutions have been developed with leading construction companies and quarry operators for the past two years, helping them extract the real value out of drone data. This collaboration with Caterpillar, which will bring tangible benefits to construction sites, mines and quarries, helping customers work faster and safer.”
The Caterpillar and Redbird agreement will operate in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.