Using a Drone to Check My Vehicle Lights
My car is due for inspection, and no one was around to help me check the lights. So I decided to use the drone.
I always make sure that none of the lamps are burned out before I take the car in for inspection. Otherwise I have to pay the shop to change it, or change it myself and make a second trip to get the car inspected again after it fails.
I also have an OBD2 scanner that I use to check for codes and to make sure that all of the systems are ready for inspection. Any time the car's battery is disconnected for any reason, the system has to run through all of its checks, which can take several weeks, before it can be inspected.
A scanner also helps diagnose any problems that the may be experiencing. It's a handy too for me because I do most of my own car maintenance. An OBD2 reader (as opposed to a scanner) is a less-expensive tool that simply reads codes and checks readiness for inspection.
The reason I do this, of course, is to make sure the car will pass inspection before I bring it in. I know that the brakes are good because I just changed the brake pads and rotors; I know the windshield wiper blades are good because I just installed new winter wipers (winter sneaks up on us here in the Northeast); and I know there are no structural problems that would be a problem.
All that was left was to check the lights, but I had no helper handy. So I fired up my robotic helper: my Autel Robotics EVO II Pro 6K drone. The two of us got the job done in no time flat.