Forbes Invest quoted a McKinsey & Co. study that said in the next six years the market for commercial drones and their software will grow to $46 billion, a 4,500% surge from today!
Wow. And drones are off to a flying start with applications in all sectors aspects of life.
Last spring, officials in Baltimore, USA loaded a donor kidney onto a drone and flew it to a hospital. Within hours it was transplanted into a 44-year-old mother of three who had been on dialysis for eight years.
By 2024, drone organ deliveries like this will be commonplace, says Forbes. Why? More than 6% of transplants today are cancelled or dangerously delayed up to 12 hours because of commercial flight problems and traffic accidents.
Mission-critical drones are being made possible by a massive corporate and governmental effort to develop a national unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) traffic control system at test sites in Nevada, New York and Virginia.
In China, faced with a massive public health crisis, Beijing is pushing its tech companies to join the fight against the novel coronavirus.
The country’s tech giants have responded to the outbreak by deploying autonomous vehicles to bring supplies to medical workers, and fitting drones with thermal cameras to improve detection of the virus.
The “Made in China 2025” initiative entails investing billions of dollars of government funding into areas such as wireless communications, microchips and robotics.
The drone technology allows authorities to scan through large crowds and spot if someone’s in need of medical attention, according to MicroMultiCopter, a drone startup based in Shenzhen that has dispatched about 100 of the devices across the country. They’ve also sent nearly 200 employees to command centers where they can monitor what the drones are seeing in real time.
“The company has been working overtime,” a spokesperson told CNN Business.
If you’re thinking of buying a new drone and getting into aerial photography, there are loads of options available to you that you will secure your on media outlets and social media channels.
Delivery by drones will be commonplace within five years, and will revolutionize deliveries of all sorts the way Grubhub changed the restaurant delivery industry.