PwC uses drone to assist audit in global first » Drone Accelerator
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by on January 7, 2019
Big Four firm PwC has piloted the use of a drone for an audit of a client in the energy sector, in a global first for the firm. The unmanned airborne vehicle reduced the amount of time it would take for energy giant RWE to take stock of its coal reserves by more than three hours.
Drones – unmanned aerial vehicles operated by a user on the ground – exist in a legal grey area. Used by the British military overseas and for security purposes at home, more rudimentary drones can also be bought online and used by hobbyists – a growing cause of concern for privacy advocates, as well as airport security. A drone sighting recently brought Stansted Airport to a standstill at Christmas, after the unmanned vehicle reportedly came within 15 metres of a plane.
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