The commercial drone market created an entire eco-system attracting substantial investments. Besides hardware, software solutions & services are becoming significant, and the investment trends are reliable indicators to predict the future of this industry. Drones are becoming cost-effective, and their ability to carry sensors quickly triggered adoption throughout many industries.
Since technology advanced quickly over the last five years, drones are now able to carry larger weights opening a completely new sector: autonomous aerial taxis (AAT).
Counter-UAV, another branch keeping security sensitive areas safe by detecting, localizing and intercepting rogue drones has also increased.
Given the drone industry trend, there is clear momentum towards investment in software. The collected data provides significant value for users and gives the incentive for strategic partnerships. Stand-alone drone hardware is not what commercial customers are looking for when considering drone technology. Creating a complete solution could be the best approach.