Drones changing our lives
When Amazon first used a drone to deliver its product in December 2016 no one thought that it would be a gigantic step for the drone industry. Drone industry has grown many folds since then. According to a report, there are more than 1 million drone users in US alone. Those who wish to get a package, food, medicine or even a beer delivered to their doorsteps via drone might have their wishes fulfilled sooner than expected. Drones have made a huge impact in construction industry too.
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The Economic Impact of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the United States report shows the economic benefit of UAS integration.
Report Highlights that
- More than 70,000 jobs will be created in the United States in the first three years of integration
- It will have an economic impact of more than $13.6 billion.
- By 2025, more than 100,000 jobs will be created and will have an economic impact of $82 billion.
Here are the industries that are benefitting from this new, life-saving technology.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles allow farmers to monitor crop and livestock conditions consistently by air to find problems that would not be visible in ground-level spot checks. An apt example, a farmer can inspect whether his crop is not being properly irrigated through time-lapse.
Disaster relief and humanitarian aid.
Drones have become vital for disaster management. We lose connectivity [be it road or communication] during a disaster. Images captured by drones of a disaster affected area can be used to navigate first responders and gives a crucial edge to the emergency services in cases where every minute counts.
Disaster relief agencies can also allocate money based on examinations of the extent of devastation in an area. Drones can quickly reach to the difficult terrain and can be used to supply first aid, medicines and food after disaster.
Helping Real Estate and Insurance sector
Drones, combined with machine learning and AI is changing the way insurance and real estate sector function. Now, with extremely high-resolution imagery, insurers can easily gather the most accurate, inspection-level property data, allowing assessors to easily identify characteristics and potential risks of a property.
Images captured from drones post any calamity can be used by insurance sector to ascertain the extent of damage. Same is being used by many insurance companies in case of drought or flood to compensate the farmers.
Drones are being used to monitor the construction site which is not only keeping the developer well updated and informed about the status of the construction, but it is also helping them save money on manpower. Real estate developers can pass on the same benefits to their customers.