By: Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, June 22 (CNA) The Environmental Protection Bureau of the Taichung City government decided Monday to deploy camera attached to drones in its efforts to catch those damaging air quality and jeopardizing road traffic safety by burning dry straw on open ground.
It will be the first time the city has used this form of technology to catch polluters after patrol vehicles on the ground often fail to accomplish the task, bureau officials said.
The drones can collect immediate data that can be relayed to ground patrols, which can then rush to the crime scene in time to apprehend the culprits, the officials added.
Drones for aerial photography have become more and more popular in Taiwan since the 2013 documentary, “Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above (看見台灣),” which showed the world the beauty of Taiwan from different angles and from different altitudes. [FULL STORY]