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Intel Helps Celebrate the Audi E-Tron with Spectacular Drone Show

SAN FRANCISCO – September, 18, 2018 – Intel performed its first-ever combined indoor and outdoor Intel drone light show in collaboration with Audi for the world debut of its all-electric SUV—the Audi e-tron. During the evening of Monday, Sept. 17, a total of 850 Intel® drones played a critical role in a grand multi-media experience […]

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Aker aerial imagery trials showing ROI from corn and soybean fungicide

This season, third-party trials conducted by growers and in collaboration with Aker are tracking plant health and yield results for Delaro®, a new corn and soybean fungicide from Bayer. As the season progresses, comparison images show the positive plant health benefits Delaro has on crops. After applying fungicide, Aker uses high-resolution drones to capture multiple […]

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New Report Benchmarks Drone Industry and Refutes Hyperbole

We just released the results of our third annual drone industry benchmark survey and it’s a kicker.

The 2018 Drone Market Sector Report examines worldwide drone sales, service providers, business and public agency users, and software services. This independent research, which is sponsored by DJI, DroneDeploy, DroneInsurance.com, and Trimble, finds a growing demand for businesses to use drone-acquired data in their day-to-day operations as well as other fresh insights on major drone industry segments.

Research

Our online market survey garnered over 2,500 respondents representing over 60 industries worldwide. Our analysis yields 10 key insights that summarize the current state of the industry, plus detailed analysis of drone adoption by businesses and enterprises.

Report

The 107-page report presents the results and analyses from each survey question. It’s organized to match our survey, with four sections that correspond to the four major segments of the drone industry:

  1. Drone aircraft and payloads purchased
  2. Service providers that offer drone-based imaging or sensing services for outside hire or sale
  3. Businesses and public agencies with drone programs
  4. Software apps or online services for drone operations and imaging

The report features more than 60 helpful figures and tables and offering insight and analysis on:

  • Who’s buying what types of drones from which makers at what prices and for what uses.
  • How large the drone-based service providers are, and how they position themselves to their target industries.
  • Who the business users of drone-based projects are, and which industries have traction.
  • How much service providers, business users, and public agencies are using flight management, mission planning, and image processing software for drone-based projects.

Findings

Among the more interesting findings are that commercial drone fleet sizes are smaller than most people think. If you believe the hyperbole, there are hundreds of thousands of drones in the airspace at the same time, but the survey finds that the average commercial user has just two drones that are only flying two projects a month and most of those flights consume less than flight three hours.

There are many other insights in the report, but these three are especially worth highlighting:

  • Professional use of drones is growing. We find that almost three-quarters of all drones weighing over 250 grams are purchased for professional purposes—either governmental or business. This is up from last year.
  • DJI continues to dominate the market and has made gains this year in every category from drone aircraft at all price ranges, to add-on payloads, to software. Survey data shows DJI is still the dominant brand for drone aircraft purchases, with a 74% global market share in sales across all price points.
  • Most businesses and public agencies are new to drones, have small programs, and perform their own services. The survey finds that nearly three-quarters of businesses or public agencies have only had a drone program in place for two or fewer years.

How to get it

You can download a complete prospectus or purchase the report here: http://droneanalyst.com/research/research-studies/2018-drone-market-sector-report-purchase

 

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Not quite like a point and shoot video game but Drone Ray Gun stops Bad Drones

Anyone who has kids,  (ok maybe I have played a few games myself), knows that point and shoot video games can be fun.  In the video below,  Chinese drone company SZMID (“Beijing Shen Zhou Ming Da High-Tech Co., Ltd.”) shows off it drone jamming gun. The video below illustrates how it “confused” the drone so […]

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BSHARK Launch Hydrogen Drone, Narwhal 2

BSHARK, an expert on hydrogen-powered drone research, has partnered with MicroMultiCopter (MMC)-a manufacturer of the first hydrogen-powered drone HyDrone 1550. BSHARK released a new hydrogen-powered drone Narwhal 2. MMC provided production service for BSHARK. The new drone is an upgraded hydrogen quad-copter with LTE module and 30 km video transmission range and is available on September 16. Upgraded core components Based on […]

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