New Drones: Better, Faster, More Accurate Data Collection
New drone technology with faster flying, longer lasting batteries, better cameras and more accurate GPS will enable companies to collect greater, more reliable data in the coming year, according to a story by Yariv Bash and Amit Regev of Flytrex in a guest article on VentureBeat.com.
Due to its overhead access, drones can track weather, traffic flow and disaster forecasting, among other possibilities.
A fleet of drones can collect and analyze road conditions in real-time, amassing data that can help alleviate gridlock. And, unlike traffic cameras, drones have the flexibility to observe from numerous angles and can be sent swiftly to flashpoints, making them ideal for monitoring our roadways.
In the past year, drones have already helped to identify damage done by hurricanes and wildfires. Several companies have been using them to tally damages.
Kespry provides an aerial intelligence platform integrated with cloud storage to streamline insurance claims and help analysts better grasp the scope of a disaster. CyPhy specializes in high-endurance tethered drones (such as Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications platform or PARC™) with secure payload data that provide vital information and real-time footage to first responders like state police, the U.S. Army and organizers of concerts and marathons. Flyability has created Elios, an inspection drone designed to explore indoor and confined spaces to guide safety improvements to anything from bridges to mines.