California has more than 150,000 miles of overhead power lines. Hums searching for downed indications could scrutinize the system a lot faster than human counterparts and alert crew to where they’re needed.
Last year, California had its most destructive and deadliest wildfire time on record. Increasingly cool, warm, and breezy weather conditions operated by climate change are a big reason why. But the immediate cause is often power lines: Downed indications that come into contact with nearby trees can create a spark that spreads into bigger fires. So far, the( highly bothersome) solution has been to time shut off electricity solely during epoches with high-pitched jazz. But a Bay Area company says they have another answer, and it uses the same technology that makes self-driving vehicles “see” their surroundings.
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