6 min. After an extraordinary year, this recap of 2020 shows ten highlights from the commercial drone space.
5 min. The global market for commercial drones has grown significantly over the last decade and is expected to grow from $17.8 USD in 2019 to $46.4 USD in 2025. According to our calculations, the number of functional drones will grow from 12.2 million last year to over 18.1 million in 2025, spurring flight authorities and society to seek solutions to overview all drone users and the traffic, especially in cities.
3 min. Following numerous requests by our clients, customers and readers, DRONEII is delighted to present you our inaugural Counter-Drone Market Report 2020. It provides the most detailed and thorough analysis of the counter-drone market, including market figures, case study analysis, technology breakdown, regulatory analysis, and more.
4 min. Passenger drones, air taxis, flying cars and eVTOLs are just a number of the popular names currently being used to refer to unmanned vehicles which are being designed to carry humans in the future. With all these names being thrown around it’s becoming difficult to distinguish between what an air taxi is versus a flying car, whether there can be one name for all of these devices and if so, why all these different names are being used interchangeably? The answer, as always, lies in the details. All of these platforms have one main thing in common: they are designed to carry humans. Therefore, the term that most accurately describes them under one umbrella is passenger drones.
6 min. One of the most common phrases in our industry is “we manufacture autonomous drones”. But if a company which uses AI to develop sense & avoid functions in drones and a company which manufactures an automatic drone housing system both say they have autonomous drones, can they both be right? The simplest answer is, yes.
5 min. One of the most important goals of AI in the drone industry is to make efficient use of large data sets which are collected by the drone.
3 min. Our inaugural Drone Applications database is DRONEII’s answer to the many questions about the nature of drone applications that we regularly receive from our clients. It is a comprehensive overview of current and past use cases of drones in all industry sectors. In the report, the DRONEII team analysed over use cases, conducted in over 100 different countries and by over 80 different manufacturers.
2 min. In our ongoing efforts to highlight insights of the commercial drone space, the teams of the Energy Drone Coalition and DRONEII.com created a joint report: “Drones in the Energy Industry 2018”.
5 min. “Actionable Data” is next to a powerful and reliable drone probably the most important driver of the drone industry. Drones often generate large amounts of data – sometimes more than we can handle.
5 min. Drone data security is in a very early stage – not in terms of infrastructure and opportunities, but in terms of adoption. Now, let us paint the bigger picture and put drone data security into context.
5 min. As the recreational and commercial drone market evolves with light speed, chances to use this technology for civil uses grow – however, this also counts for possibilities to do harm. The ability to do damage in and outside of conflict zones with warfare tactics is frightening and creates an urge to protect oneself. But how?
3 min. UAV applications under extreme conditions remain to be a challenge for many companies around the world. Choosing the right platform versus a professional service provider for drone operation is equally challenging – especially when the results must be highly accurate.
3 min. Commercial drones are taking the world by storm– industry niches are uncovered and served at an incredible pace. The beauty of today’s technology, however, has more to it than just collecting vast amounts of data – in fact, it is the beauty of drones moving through the air itself.
6 min. To push the boundaries of drone flight performance, batteries must become smaller and lighter. It appears that we reached a certain limit when it comes to power density. Lithium-Polymer (Li-Po) and Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) batteries have become very small and affordable, mainly driven by the mobile phone industry. This led to a wide adoption and today it is fair to say that the great majority of commercial unmanned aerial vehicles uses batteries as a power source (~96%).