6 min. Unmanned Traffic Management, or UTM for short, has been the talk of the drone industry for the past couple of years.
7 min. As the entire world scrambles to react to the global health crisis caused by the spread of the new coronavirus and the COVID-19 illness, conversations about automation and the role of robotics in society have never been more relevant.
“By disrupting the traditional delivery space with more efficient, cost-cutting and sustainable alternatives, local communities are also better served.“
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. Sub-Saharan Africa has a complicated relationship with drones. For most part of this century drones have been used there for military purposes. Thanks to this, but also due to a lack of well-established infrastructure, many people do not associate commercial drone technology with the African continent.
5 min. Urban Air Mobility (UAM) is a major component of the future of transport in smart cities. This post explores the role of drones in UAM…
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%).