A decade ago, drones were only associated with military operations. Fast forward to 2018, the use of drones has seen substantial growth. They are used in numerous industries such as agriculture, delivery, film industry, etc. They have contributed to job creation and made product delivery a seamless operation.
At the heart of this increasing drone popularity, lies a number of behemoth companies. These companies have proven to the world that drones can carry out daily delivery tasks without a hassle. Good examples include mail and food delivery. Their use has reduced the time required to carry these and many other tasks. Below are ten companies that are playing big in what used to be considered as an intractable idea:
Amazon Prime Air Service is one of the most famous drone-delivery service. It uses drones to deliver lightweight packages in countries such as the USA. Amazon is on the verge of delivering packages in less than half an hour of a customer’s request.
They are the first company to be authorized to deliver fertilizers, water, and other agricultural products in the US. The company in collaboration with several state governments is using drones to help reduce the growth of competitive vegetation in forests.
The logistics company has been using drones for delivery of medical packages. Thanks to the advancement in technology, they will be the first company to use drones to deliver packages in remote Germany.
Drones are used as alternatives to collect field data. Aerial images help farmers collect crucial data about their fields without much hassle. It is for this reason that Top Flight Technologies came up with drones that could extend flight time hence covering a wide area within a short time. Their high-end cameras and longer battery life enable them to take quality images of large tracks of land.
Even though the project is in its infancy stage, Walmart’s customers will be in a position to place orders and have them delivered by drones on the same day.
It uses inspection drones to keep an eye on its workers. Such drones, equipped with sensors, are also being used in checkpoints to search for certain goods. It has proven to be more economical and less dangerous compared to conventional checkpoint procedures.
Agribotix initially used drones for wildlife conservation purposes. They would use them to observe and capture wildlife. Later, they diversified into agriculture where they use the unmanned aerial vehicles for crop scouting.
It adopted the Amazon Air Service style of delivery. The company’s drone division operates in Australia where it has partnered with restaurants such as Guzman Y Gomez for food delivery. The drones have an average speed of 120 kilometers per hour.
The security department has a unit dedicated to drone services. They use drones to search for missing persons, control traffic in busy streets and capture crime scene photos.
The Israeli company rolled out drone services in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik. The drones reduce a journey that would take you twenty-five minutes to four minutes. Even though the company has only two operational drones, it is able to complete 20 deliveries in a day.
Drones have revolutionized how services and daily tasks are carried out. A filmmaker can shoot aerial shoots that once required the use of helicopters. A farmer can survey the growth of his crops without visiting the farm. With more economic players embracing them, they are bound to play a big role in our daily lives.