Unmanned aircraft will see significant new capabilities in 2018. The use of multiple high-performance cameras and an upgraded Global Navigation Satellite (GNSS) system will help enhance navigational intelligence beyond the current UAV models. This, along with very fast charging and longer lasting batteries, means the UAVs of 2018 will have a much larger range and flexible performance.
We expect to see more and more sectors integrating UAVs into their operations this year as a result. Here are three areas that should be particularly interesting to watch:
1. Enable large unmanned data
UAVs provide a wide view of birds for data collection, which can contribute significantly to areas as diverse as weather, traffic flow, and even disaster forecasting. A fleet of UAVs can collect and analyze road conditions in real-time, collecting data that can help ease the deadlock. Unlike traffic cameras, UAVs have the flexibility to observe from many angles and can be quickly sent to flash points, making them perfect for monitoring our routes.
In 2017, drones helped identify damage in the wake of many natural disasters such as hurricanes and wildfires, and these data could be vital in saving more and more lives in 2018. Several companies are already using drones to collect and analyze data in these Areas. Casperi provides an integrated air intelligence platform with cloud storage to simplify insurance claims and help analysts better understand the scale of the disaster. Sefi specializes in high-end drones with secure payload data providing real-time vital information and catches to first responders; these UAVs are designed for defense, public safety and commercial industries. It has created an Illus Flyability, an unmanned aerial reconnaissance mission designed to explore closed and confined spaces to guide safety improvements to anything from bridges to mines.
Data collected by UAVs will also help the UAV industry itself. With adequate amounts of data to run unmanned aircraft, “smart drone” will become more skilled in navigating risks on their own and communicating among themselves to negotiate safe flight routes, automatically changing routes in real time according to current conditions, and even abortion missions altogether if shown Data is a lot of risk. One day, UAVs powered by AI could even make the unmanned aerial surveillance system NASA currently developing redundant.
Of course, there are darker clouds – with the fear of UAVs being used as “Big Brother” tools, and spy down us from above. Consumers usually vote with their wallets on the side of comfort at the expense of privacy, but regulators need to be mindful of such issues when drawing a path for unmanned aircraft next year.
2. Unmanned aerial vehicles
It will not be quite the Gatesons, but in 2018, many companies will compete to bring us a flying / unmanned airplane, also known as Av (Aeronautics Air). The concept first emerged with the demonstration of conceptual models from key players such as Ehang, which aims to eco-friendly AVS to act as independent personal transmitters. The company has raised more than $ 50 million in funding.
Another competitor is a German company Volocopter aimed at helping cities solve the growing mobility issues. Volcano has received a double-decker duel with 18 rotors, received $ 30 million in funding from Daimler, and has been selected to lead the revolutionary air transport service in Dubai, with tests already underway.
So Uber is involved in fighting the road congestion with Uber’s rise – the takeoff and vertical landing (FTHOL) “fast-charging future for urban air transport demand” – which says the company will be fully operational by 2020. Uber is working with a number of partners on Unmanned aircraft initiatives, including giant Boeing aircraft in Aurora, Bell Helicopter, and even NASA.
Although the future of the sky teeming with unmanned drones may not be very attractive to today’s professional drivers (or birds for that matter), unmanned drones offer tremendous benefits. They will be clean and safe and will unload the roads – and maybe even completely dispose of them one day – and with an infinite number of traffic lanes, make our daily trips doubly faster.
3. Monitor the house by unmanned aircraft
Home security cameras can soon become something of the past with the rise of independent drones, multiple sensors. These unmanned aerial vehicles will self-activate when detecting noise or suspicious movement and fly in or around the property until the threat is found and frustrated – with the homeowner watching from a safe distance. Unmanned aircraft are already used for surveillance in large industrial facilities, but home-based surveillance systems without aircraft are likely to take the wing in 2018.
Sunflore Labs, a Palo Alto based company, is developing a home-awareness system that combines non-mobile sensors with unmanned aerial vehicles without leaving any angle undefined. The sensors communicate with the quadcopter equipped with a camera that transmits