Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have already proved their effectiveness in precision military operations; however, decreasing cost of hardware along with the advantages offered by UAVs has also increased their popularity in civil sector. The major advantages of UAVs over manned aircrafts is cost saving, prevention of life threats and higher level of precision & mobility. By applications, civil unmanned aerial vehicles can be divided in to two segments, industrial (B2B) and consumer (B2C) grade. The industrial grade UAVs or drones are majorly used for inspection & monitoring, surveying & mapping and disaster prevention operations. They are majorly used by law enforcement agencies, agriculture and forestry departments for crop inspection, entertainment and retail industry. The consumer grade UAVs are majorly used by hobbyist for aerial photography or education.
With increasing demand in the commercial sector, the UAV industry is going through many technological developments. The higher growth is expected for surveying technology LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) and VTOL in the commercial UAVs. The UAVs with VTOL technology can perform vertical take-offs and landing. VTOL UAVs are majorly used for surveying, scanning, 3D mapping, turbine blade inspections, among others where more stability and hovering capabilities are essential.
The civil unmanned aerial vehicles market is majorly active in the U.S. but it is poised to grow globally. The major challenge faced by the civil UAVs is with regard to multiple regulations across different countries. In addition, considering the market is new there is inadequate safety benchmarks in place.
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