6 min. Here to introduce our 4th annual Drone Market Environment Map is an article giving you the latest drone industry updates broken down by segment…
3 min. Due to popular demand the Drone Industry Barometer is back again, this time featuring views from over 500 companies in the drone industry.
3 min. Our inaugural Drone Applications database is DRONEII’s answer to the many questions about the nature of drone applications that we regularly receive from our clients. It is a comprehensive overview of current and past use cases of drones in all industry sectors. In the report, the DRONEII team analysed over use cases, conducted in over 100 different countries and by over 80 different manufacturers.
5 min. Drone data security is in a very early stage – not in terms of infrastructure and opportunities, but in terms of adoption. Now, let us paint the bigger picture and put drone data security into context.
3 min. Over the last weeks, we read a lot about flying cars, air-taxis, and personal drones. Recently a variety of concept studies and prototypes was presented and they all immediately create the wish to own one of these and being able to fly wherever you want, watching traffic jams from above. These pictures provoke two things: Make people dream and make great marketing for the creator of these images.
3 min. Last year we published the initial Drone Market Environment Map and it was so successful that we updated and enlarged it to visualize the current evolutionary stage. This map provides the most comprehensive picture of the global drone ecosystem, making the drone market more transparent and accessible for prospective customer, investors and newbies.
2 min. The ILA Berlin Air Show was hosted by the Berlin Airport and counted more than 1000 exhibitors from 37 countries. Digitalization, 3D-printing aircraft parts and for the first time, commercial UAVs were in the focus of discussion panels and visitors.
4 min. The race for the TOP 20 is getting more and more exciting as the distance shortens between the competitors. As company activity and global reach increases (e.g. new products, funding, etc.), so does their overall score. Whenever new products are launched, funding rounds are completed or M&A’s successfully executed it has a measurable effect in terms of an increase or decrease in global company awareness.
“The next aeronautical revolution goes through drones and this is impossible without a big data revolution. I believe that big data is the helix of a drone.”
As Doc Brown, a fictional character in the ‘Back to the Future’ trilogy, eloquently stated: “Where we’re going, we don’t need roads“
3 min. The third and the last part of this series is about the drone market M&A activity. In this article, you will find a number of interesting facts – about the mergers and acquisitions – that transpired in the drone industry over the last few years. However, we believe that the best collaboration of ideas and assets are yet to come.
3 min. Besides the startups that we noted last week, there are of course many mature drone companies out there. About a year ago, some of them left the start-up phase to grow into a fast developing market. Undoubtedly, to be among the best you need a lot of money from people who believe in your vision.
2 min. Over the next three weeks, we will introduce you to the most successful hardware and software startups, mature drone companies and the latest market M&A activity.
3 min. Why did you choose the drone that you are currently using? If you decide to buy a drone today, what would be your reasons for purchasing it? Does the price have the biggest influence on your buying decision? Of course, you want to get the drone that has the best performance for your budget. Because of that, you decide to check out some drone types.
3 min. Today you read a lot about new drones with new features and increased capabilities. But what does that mean in relation? Does this new feature make this new drone really better than any other?
3 min. We expanded our drone manufacturer ranking to an industry company ranking to give a better insight and to show all current players in the commercial drone market. This extended ranking reveals components and system manufacturer as well as software-suppliers in addition to the drone-platforms.
2 min. We all know that more and more drones are flying over our heads. But what type is it exactly? In the last month we saw another massive increase in registered UAV’s (by 333 exemption). By the end of Q2 2015 700+ operator were approved by the FAA. Now, three months later, there are more than 1700 (260% increase) and the market demand is still higher than the current capacities.
“Drones are here to change the world and do something. They will move something, they will make something, they will have an influence and a meaning for all of us.“
4 min. When we hear the buzzing sound we can’t help but wonder about the of drone utilization we should keep in mind that this new “hobby” definitely will change the world in pretty much every aspect and direction. What is behind the latest innovation in the sky?
“The commercial drone revolution is here today and the train has already left the station; jump onboard and get the right education and training now or be left behind!”
2 min. The Chinese drone maker SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd has established a strong early lead in the U.S. commercial market as companies turn to its inexpensive, light-weight flying drones.
3 min. The demand for Unmanned Aircraft Systems has moved from military drone usage and created a whole new world of civilian uses just waiting to be operated.
3 min. These two player are currently the pacemaker in the upcoming commercial UAV world and show a lot of presence both physically on almost every international expositions and on all corresponding internet platforms.
2 min. The FAA began issuing 333 exemptions in September of 2014 as a stopgap measure to allow certain low-risk commercial drone operations while the industry waits for the full regulations.