Jacaranda FM and Kagiso Media are trialling the use of drone aircraft for real-time traffic monitoring in Gauteng.
The UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) will be used to provide traffic updates for the N1 highway during peak hours, it said in a press statement.
Jacaranda’s presenters will be making use of the information during their radio reports, but listeners can also access a live-stream via the Jacaranda website.
The trial is set to last for 15 days, the station said, with a view to expanding the service to cover events and on-the-scene footage from major news events.
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