UAVs suggested to prevent elephant deaths by trains

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With more than 60 elephants being run over by trains in India since 2010, in spite of the safety measures implemented by Indian Railways including reducing of speed in crucial elephant habitats, it is time for out of box thinking to save the elephants. IIT Kanpur is show casing a a new technology using UAVs to track the movement of elephants. As per IIT-Kanpur Director Prof Indranil Manna, the UAV will be designed to meet the specifications of Indian Railway to mainly track the elephant movement around dense forest areas where there is no human presence to alert the train drivers of the elephant herds crossing the railway tracks.


By Bala M


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