Applus+ around the world
Close Countries Panel
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Czech Republic
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • México
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Slovakia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • UK
  • United Kingdom
  • USA
Close Divisions Panel
Energy & Industry Division
Industrial and environmental inspection, vendor inspection, technical assistance, non-destructive testing (NDT) and technical staffing for all type of industries.
Logo RTD Logo VELOSI Logo NORCONTROL Logo Intec Logo K2
Logo Ingelog Logo JAN Logo Kiefer Logo Novotec Logo NRay
Logo PTJava Logo Skc Logo XRay Logo Qualitec
Laboratories Division
Multidisciplinary laboratories.Testing and engineering for product development. Conformity testing and product certification. SYSTEMS CERTIFICATION.
Logo Applus Laboratories Logo Applus Certification
Automotive Division
Statutory vehicle inspection services and emission & gas testing solutions worldwide.
Logo Applus Automotive Logo Applus ITVE Logo NCT Logo Applus Bilsyn Logo K1
Logo Technologies Logo ITVs Logo Riteve
IDIADA Division
Design, engineering, testing and homologation services for the automotive industry worldwide.
Logo Applus IDIADA

Applus+ announces new Airborne LiDAR capability

Applus+ has recently acquired a new state-of-the-art UAV-based LiDAR scanner, advancing the capabilities of our industrial grade UAV drone systems.
LiDAR, standing for Light Imaging, Distance and Ranging is a surveying method that utilises pulsed light in the form of a laser to measure a range/variable distance from the earth. These measured light pulses are combined with precise GPS and IMU data to create highly accurate 3D models of the surveyed area. LiDAR surveying has traditionally been reserved for large scale operations with full -ize aircraft and multi-million-dollar setups. Due to recent technology de-elopments, UAV-based LiDAR scanning can now outperform full-size aircraft operations both from a resolution (point density) and cost-efficiency perspective.
LiDAR scanning allows for highly accurate 3D models to be processed and produced in a fast, efficient and reliable manner, enabling engineers, designers, asset managers and land owners to gain important insights more rapidly than ever. Utilising the LiDAR scanner in conjunction with a high-resolution camera during a mission also allows for an accurate model to be colourised with conventional images to produce photorealistic 3D models, DTM/DEM and mesh files.
Applus+ UAV have already completed several client missions utilising airborne LiDAR scanning technology, including vegetation-clearance monitoring for powerline corridors, environmental/ vegetation-growth monitoring and as-built 3D models for the construction and oil and gas sectors. We are currently implementing this technology in larger-scale operations such as 1000 km + powerline clearance projects and long-range coastal and river surveys.
The acquisition of the UAV LiDAR scanner has further expanded Applus+ payload capabilities which already include various RGB imaging sensors, radiometric infrared, multispectral sensors, gas monitoring, payload delivery, test-sample collection and haul-line delivery.
Site map