Venture capitalists will go by the wayside
2017 will be the year of drones. In 2017, the volume of venture capital investments in the drone industry decline, but that does not mean that the overall level of investment will decline. On stage, there will be the big telecommunications companies and popular electronics brands. They will acquire drones related companies and start-ups and to enter into a strategic partnership.
Logistics companies such as Amazon and DHL will raise more and more drones in the air. Traditional retailers are secretly developing delivery technology drones in recent years, will present their solutions. Market participants cloud technologies and corporate giants (IBM, General Electric and many others) significantly affect the development of the whole industry. And the Uber has reported on its work on the creation of robotic flying taxi, hold in 2017 its first conference on the use of airspace of the future of transport.
20 thousand drones in the air!
Given the great interest in drones from major retailers, logistics and telecommunication companies by the end of 2017. This figure could reach 20 thousand – an increase of 400 percent.
The emergence of “smart cities”
Many of the city, in the direction of developing “smart cities” already planning its development on the basis of what will look like transport and infrastructure in 20, 50 or even 100 years. These future “smart cities” are studying the impact of drones for various industries, and already in 2017. We will see some steps aimed at attracting unmanned technologies. In the New Year, smart cities will make investments aimed at the use of drones fire services, police, utilities and mail. Perhaps we will see a tough competition between the most advanced cities, trying to become the world centre of unmanned technology.
Manage drones will be easier – and safer
On drones, prices continue to fall. Drone will not be required any special skills to control. In 2017 there will be new technologies that allow drones. And operators assess the risks that can be used to automatically find the safest routes and avoid accidents. This will lead to the fact that drones will become even safer. As a result, in many countries can be simplified legislation related to the use of drones.
Summary: 2017 will be the year of drones
Undoubtedly, in 2017 drones will have a significant impact on the cultural, political, business and consumer sphere of life. The growth of the adoption of unmanned technologies and their further development will make 2017 a monumental year for the drones. We look forward to the arrival of the future, to see what will happen next.