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Leveraging Commercial Drone Technology for Businesses

By CIOReview | Friday, November 27, 2020

FREMONT, CA: Drones can be beneficial to farmers in various ways. Experts in the UAV industry have cited agriculture as a goldmine of opportunity for the technology. From identifying failing crops to taking inventory counts, farmers can leverage drone technology in various ways.

Technology is the driving factor behind each business, and each day a new technology emerges that outdates the existing one and begs businesses to adopt the new one to stay ahead of the competition. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or drones have been innovating old businesses and creating new brand opportunities for companies across various sectors. The technology has been pegged to be one of the unique inventions of the last decade and also offers a wide range of benefits across various industries and can also be leveraged to improve workplace efficiency. The impact of this technology has been immense, and in the last few years alone, it has managed to increase the usage of the technology across the globe. In the U.S. alone, there are over 175,000 commercially licensed drone operators. A study by Goldman Sachs predicted that the spending on drone technology would exceed over USD 19.6 billion by the end of 2020. As the demands of commercial businesses continue to rise, the benefits and applications of commercial drones will also continue to rise.

Here are some of the trending commercial benefits and applications of drone technology.

Agriculture

Drones can be beneficial to farmers in various ways. Experts in the UAV industry have cited agriculture as a goldmine of opportunity for the technology. From identifying failing crops to taking inventory counts, farmers can leverage drone technology in various ways. Drones can also be leveraged to map and study the farmland and irrigation systems. This can help farmers to understand how their crops are doing and how they can make the system more effective and efficient. The usage of drones can also expedite many time-consuming projects. The technology can also help farmers spray pesticides, fertilizers, and water. In addition, they are far less expensive than mini-crop dusters. Drones can also be leveraged to monitor animals and quickly gather and track information about animal health and population.

Delivery

Drone-based delivery is one of the most popular use cases of the technology. Drone-based delivery systems have already been successfully implemented in various countries. E-commerce giant Amazon has been making use of the technology to provide faster and more efficient delivery services to remote locations that usually take a lot of time.