Company offers ingenious solution to coronavirus concerns at large stadiums

Alex Lasker
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High-tech drones are now being used to clean and disinfect stadiums in between big events.

Lucid Drone Technologies developed its D1 Disinfecting Drone in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which brought with it an increased need for efficient and effective sanitation methods.

The drones come equipped with a 2.5-gallon onboard tank and electrostatic spraying nozzles, which are used to quickly distribute non-toxic chemicals to sanitize stadiums, concert halls, warehouses and more.

The drones, which have a roughly 25-minute flight time per battery charge, are simple to operate remotely and can reduce cleaning times by up to 95 percent, according to Lucid. Although the machines are already designed with user ease in mind, as improved networks continue to roll out — like Verizon’s ultra-fast 5G, a staggering 25 times faster than today’s 4G networks in the U.S. — Lucid’s drones only stand to improve.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga., is already utilizing D1 Disinfecting Drones to protect against the spread of COVID-19 in key areas of the venue, such as the seating bowl, handrails and glass partitions.

Watch the video above to see the drones in action.

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