Drones are not only for personal use or nurturing one’s hobby, these amazing high tech flying devices have changed the pace of most industries today. Some argue that the use of these miniature helicopters are just a passing trend, but they’ve actually turned into a key piece of equipment for use in agriculture, weather forecasting, filmmaking, infrastructure management, rescue operations and many more commercial industries.
If you fall into any of these enterprises and are looking for solid reasons to get a UAV for your company, then you’ve come to the right place. Here are some great examples of how drones became a huge asset to the development of Medium and Small Enterprises (MSEs) and large ones too.
Amazon Prime Air just started utilizing this kind of drone technology wherein they deliver a parcel weighing less 5 pounds in 30 minutes or less. This type of service is not regulated by human pilots but has a unique electrical powered drone that flies and lands safely in locations where there are Amazon Prime Development Centers. The tiny aircraft can only fly by day and only in low wind weather conditions. Amazon is also working on improving safety regulations through various free private customer delivery trials and coordinating with policymakers to expand their reach. UPS and NASA are also using this type of drone service.
Single and Fast Transport System
Forget helicopters and private jets, Dubai’s Road and Transportation agency just created drones that can carry one single person weighing up to 100 kilograms for about 30 minutes. This is a game changer for V.I.P.s who need to avoid crowds. The passenger can simply get inside the drone and control it using onboard screens.
BT also invented Tethered drones that can transmit wifi signals in disaster areas to facilitate better communication and hasten emergency responses. This can lead to more survivors in a tragedy and faster and more relief during a time of desperate need.
Mark Zuckerberg and his team are also working on the Aquila, a solar-powered drone that can provide internet connection in remote areas in the world. The drone is made of carbon fiber and has a wingspan of 737. This is only in prototype phase for Facebook since they are still doing test runs and adding additional gear for it to function properly and efficiently.
Several architectural firms are now using drone-related activities to capture images, video and other data to improve the value of their properties. The firms call this process “aerial mapping.” It’s where they get immediate and accurate data in order to tell a unique story to their clients and get a precise updates without having to visit their site in person. This is all done using 3D point clouds. Even more, this powerful device lets you use thermal imaging on your construction site so you can see problems that cannot be seen by the naked eye. Other great uses for the drone are creating seamless timelapses for site inspection purposes.
Whomever thought that drones were just a millennial fad could not be more wrong. Drone technology is advancing daily and pushing the boundaries of commercial industry, furthering innovation, creativity and success in a myriad fields.