The implementation of drone technology across various industries such as agriculture, logistics, photography, construction, mining, surveillance, etc. is increasing rapidly as drones find more unique day-to-day use cases. With businesses welcoming the latest developments in drone technology, the drone industry is rising in numbers around the world. The global Drones Technology is projected to reach USD 129.3 billion by 2028, according to a study from Market Research Future. Several reports suggest that drone adoption will increase at a rapid pace in the coming years.
Let’s have a quick look at some of the main developments in Drones Technology:
Drones Technology for Quick Package Deliveries
Road transport has been traditionally an important part of the logistics industry. The logistics and delivery companies are, however, working slowly towards the deployment of drones to distribute goods to end-customers. It helps in addressing challenges with traditional delivery systems such as traffic congestions, higher delivery costs, etc. Rising pressure for the last mile deliveries, growing delivery volumes, etc. are some of the factors that force e-commerce companies to embrace drones for delivery. Amazon, the U.S. e-commerce giant is focusing on distributing goods using drones to help reduce delivery times and prices. While this drone delivery models look so cool, problems do exist, such as delivering packages at the precise venue, ensuring product safety, etc. With Amazon and other players in e-commerce already launching test deliveries, drone-based delivery is set to become a reality worldwide quite soon.
Drones with AI-based Sensors
The unmanned drones produce large volumes of data by monitoring of different operations. If processes to extract concrete insights that promote decision making, this abundant data may prove to be a significant asset. The integration of artificial intelligence into the drones’ IoT sensors will help companies gain information from the data obtained by the drones. It does not help to gain insights but helps to automate activities using drones, thereby reducing the human role in business operations. AI-powered drones help infrastructure managers detect quality deficiencies, inventory shortages much more easily through proper data analysis.
Anti-drone Systems for Secured Activities
Interestingly, anti-drone systems are also experiencing increased adoption, particularly in military operations, along with drone technologies. Drones can be a threat to humanity if not used with caution. There are several instances in which drones have violated security, putting people’s safety at risk. This has contributed to the development of anti-technology, often referred to as counter-UAS, or counter-UAV technology, which helps to locate, track, and intercept drones. It is possible to mount these anti-drone systems on towers, tripods, buildings, moving vehicles, etc.