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Drones Challenges for Global Minds: Part II

February 10, 2016

Here we are with the last bits of our little investigation on drone challenges. High time to move on to the accidents column.

# 4 Ever Fly, Ever Crash

Whatever safe and elaborate a tech device is programmed to be, accidents happen. Thus, the statistics revealed that Air Force drones set a sorrowful record of crashes last year.

Drones

Source: www.theindianeye.net

What is especially striking, a half of the vehicles were military airstrike and surveillance Reaper drones worth about $14 million each. Experts suppose the incidents are caused by "manufacturing quality issues".

# 5 Advocating Drones

As soon as one starts googling about drone incidents, he or she certainly gets quite a collection of cases including drones crashing into people’s faces in crowded areas and running into other aircraft, let alone the drone landed on the White House lawn.

White House

Source: www.nextwavetech.com

Naturally, this implies equally numerous law issues that occur with mass drone usage. Privacy intrusion, personal injury, and property damage are just a few of them. Consequently, evolving drone services target a significant expansion of novel drone-specific insurance areas.

“Welcome Addiction”: Why Drones Win?

Still, independent analytics note that none of the drone crashes caused a serious injury as defined by the National Transportation Safety Board — neither to a person nor to a manned aircraft, which means a unique level of security as compared to any other guided flight vehicle. And that’s the most encouraging statistics.

Even though there are many issues to consider, drone-based developments keep embracing more and more market areas. Thus, at this year’s CES Ford Corporation announced drone-to-vehicle communication project along with its autonomous testing program and transportation-related undertakings. Moreover, the automaker claimed a challenging partnership with Amazon meaning a true milestone that implies stepping into mobility and the IoT domains.

IoT

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

Indeed, CES analytics reported two major trends of the conference — automotive tech and drones development, of which we are utterly excited, as far as currently Softeq’s team has a couple of complex projects underway, each yielding advanced hardware and embedded solutions applicable in a wide array of industries, automotive included.

What other challenges and perspectives for drone projects do you consider?

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