This Remote Controlled Rover Is The Future Of Avalanche Mitigation

This Remote Controlled Rover Is The Future Of Avalanche Mitigation

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This Remote Controlled Rover Is The Future Of Avalanche Mitigation

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Ski Patrol is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States and on big morning, brave individuals set out to manually test snowpacks by putting themselves in harm’s way. And while those risks can be mitigated, the risks experienced in the field will never completely disappear. That is unless, you take field testing out of the equation…

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Termed the Smart Avalanche Rover (SAR), a group of engineers from Colorado State University are making the ski patrol environment much safer by providing a remote controlled vehicle that measures snowpack, slope angle, and weather conditions. With the SAR on hand, accurate and timely data points can be gathered by ski patrollers and other backcountry enthusiasts– All without a single ski cut.

Find more info here: Smart Avalanche Rover (SAR)

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