Aerial Insights is taking unmanned aerial vehicles to the skies for industry and utility inspections. The St. Louis startup explains how it’s using drones in construction and maintenance of critical infrastructure, as well as advancing drone technology for power companies. The drones are equipped with advanced sensors, thermal imaging and ESRI, a leader in mapping software. Aerial Insights claims the technology will save time and money for infrastructure companies by predicting future problems, such as cracks in roadways caused by erosion. The company promotes drones for easier access to assess damage in natural disasters while keeping workers safe by allowing them to remain on the ground.