Aerodyne Japan, a DT3(Drone Tech, Data Tech, and Digital Transformation) solutions provider and Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory (ACSL) have joined forces to break new ground in Level 4 (high) automation testing of commercial drones in the ASEAN region.
Aiming to take an early lead in the future of industrial drone applications, Aerodyne Japan and ACSL, a Tokyo-based manufacturer of autonomous industrial drones, are pursuing the Level 4 autonomous flying standard, in which a drone can handle all aspects of commercial operations without human intervention.
For a start, ACSL’s state-of-the-art industrial drone platform, ACSL-PF2, and its smaller version – the Mini – will undergo a 1,000-hour safety and reliability test at Aerodyne Group’s campus in Malaysia. The data from the continuous flight will serve as a key indicator for risk-level evaluation in a Level 4 drone autonomy environment.
“Aerodyne Japan and Aerodyne Group’s prowess in the field of commercial drone data analytics will enable us to improve the usability and reliability of our commercial drone platforms for Level 4 autonomy.
We are also excited to accelerate our expansion into the ASEAN region by leveraging Aerodyne Group’s market leadership position,” said Satoshi Washiya, Representative President of ACSL.
Collaborating with Aerodyne Group may empower ACSL to realise its medium-term business strategy of expanding into the ASEAN region.
Kamarul A Muhamed, Aerodyne Group Founder, and Group Chief Executive Officer said the disruptive digital technologies associated with Industry 4.0 are poised to drive unprecedented productivity increases across ASEAN businesses.
“We are thrilled to be pushing the boundaries for commercial drone applications in this market with our partner ACSL,” he expressed.