From technically manning sensitive military areas to luring hobbyists throughout the world, drone technology has evolved and prospered in the last decade. Originally developed for the military and aerospace industries, drones have found their way into the mainstream because of the enhanced levels of safety and efficiency they bring. Individuals, commercial entities, and governments have realized the inherent capability of drones. With the rising accessibility of unmanned vehicles, many of the most dangerous and high-paying jobs within the commercial sector are ripe for displacement by drone technology. The use cases for safe, cost-effective solutions range from data collection to delivery. And as autonomy and collision-avoidance technologies improve, so will drones’ ability to perform increasingly complex tasks.
Today, drones have been capable of flying up to 400 feet and capturing imagery for some time. However, the perception needs to change from the idea that drone is merely taking photos — now, it’s much more. Drone technology can map out many data points, so collating these accurately and quickly is exciting. The next few years will be all about connecting the information dots to present a full picture promptly. This will offer a multitude of industries the ability to collect and understand information pertinent to their specific needs efficiently. As 2020 draws close to the mid, the innovators are spurring affordable, drone technology solutions and services by providers of all sizes and budgets.
We present to you APAC CIOoutlook’s “Top 10 Drone Technology Consulting/Service Companies - 2020.”