The Yamaha Breeze10 Scans the Lake Beds Beneath Dams

By: Joey Haar - Jul 11, 2016
References: global.yamaha-motor & gizmag
The technology that surveys lake beds, used most importantly in the maintenance of dams, is mostly automated, however the lack of an autonomous survey boat meant that until the introduction of Yamaha's Breeze10, boat operators had a boring job and surveyor businesses were spending needlessly. Now, Yamaha's self-driving boat can carry out surveying tasks without the need for any human supervision, more efficiently managing the dams that provide cities with water and energy.

The Breeze10 navigates through the use of a global positioning system, and it can be equipped with any standard surveying gear in order to analyze the silt deposits that often damage the bases of dams. The autonomous survey boat's hull is also carved out to leave room for a sonar device (another necessary tool when surveying lake beds.)