Drones have come a long way today since its inception. The rapid expansion in technology over the years has helped drones transit from merely being used as play tool for a hobbyist to a significant device for systematically monitoring operations in sectors like agriculture, mining, and construction, among the many others. Last year, industries began to outsource research and development to excavate more innovative uses of manned and unmanned drones, and this year the sector is witnessing widespread usage in various fields.
Out of the bag full of trends this year, the use of LiDAR (light detection and ranging) sensor drones have been gracing the market in its utmost competence. Deployed mostly in the geospatial landscape, LiDAR drones are assisting geoscientists in producing informed data on the internal vulnerabilities of the environment, for instance, detecting rocky outcrop along the coastlines, and noting the fine details of sinkholes, erosion, and elevation of any kind on the surface of the earth. Coupled with the capabilities of IoT and artificial intelligence (AI), LiDAR drones are in the process of many other eventful developments.
Freight transfer is another industry positively disrupted with the penetration of drones. By reducing the time taken to deliver freight, drones are overcoming a cumbersome process covered by vehicles on land and water, thereby fueling efficiency. Some companies have manufactured drones that are airtight, equipped with GPS tracking, and VR-enabled, providing greater control during flight.
CIO Applications Europe is therefore glad to bring to you some of the leading drone tech providers, which are lighting the various landscapes with innovative ideas, ground-breaking technologies to simplify some of the everyday complexities faced by the industries in the market. Decoding these daunting challenges, in our annual list of featured stories, we have STM, a principal architect of Turkey’s second drone age, building robust AI-driven drones to meet the needs of the defense force.
Cleaving along efficacious technological updates in drone tech is another featured company—WB Group—a Poland-based company delivering their unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) solution to bolster global military systems and other demanding markets. To enlighten our readers further, we have CIOs transcribing the core industry revelations along with advice and insights for the other business leaders thriving in the similar drone tech realm.
We present to you CIO Applications Europe’s “Top 10 Drone Tech Solution Providers — 2019.”