The Industries Where Drones Could Really Take Off [Infographic]
In recent years, drone technology has attracted attention due to its use in countless conflicts around the world. Even though unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have proven hugely successful in military service for decades, they also hold enormous commercial potential. Companies are just beginning to unlock the numerous benefits of drones, experimenting with everything from crop-dusting to pizza delivery.
UAV technology has made huge strides in recent years, along with regulations and investment support, making it far more user-friendly for commercial applications. PwC conducted an analysis of the cost of labor and services in commercial markets that could be replaced by drone powered solutions. Their analysis found that drones could be worth a whopping $127 billion to industries across the world.
Infrastructure has the best prospects for drone adoption with a total addressable value of over $45 billion. Manned aircraft are already heavily used in agriculture for crop-dusting so it comes as no surprise that this sector also has some $32 billion of financial potential. Transport rounds off the top three industries where drones could really take off. Its total addressable value is $13 billion, according to PwC.