If a large area is on fire, it is important to assess the fire situation quickly and reliably in order to initiate fire-fighting measures quickly. This also applies, for example, if chemical substances or toxic gases escape from complex systems. In this scenario, it is important to determine if and where these gases or substances are escaping in order to protect the emergency services from the associated hazards.
The use of drones or even small autonomous vehicles can help in both scenarios by recording live video data from the scene of the incident and examining the air breathed for toxic substances with sensors and transmitting it over a 5G network without putting rescue forces at risk. With its planned positioning capabilities, 5G can provide robust and reliable positioning for drones and autonomous vehicles by supporting satellite-based positioning and optical sensors with additional information.