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Drones' Early Commercial Use Cases Show Value, Not Disruption — Yet

Critical Mass Adoption Will Have To Wait For FAA Action . . . And Wait, And Wait, And Wait

September 10, 2015

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A combination of technologies is set to create new business opportunities. Unmanned aerial vehicles (AKA drones) are a prime example. Today, companies are experimenting with drones at short ranges to collect sensor data and capture video, but the next leap in value will come from beyond line-of-sight operations that enable automated delivery and autonomous inspection of infrastructure. This report examines early adoption scenarios for commercial drones and inhibitors to further disruption.

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Table of Contents

  • Drones Enable New Access To Better Services
  • Drone Adoption Hampered By Regulation, Technology Challenges
  • Recommendations

  • Don't Change Your Business Model To Include Commercial Drones Yet
  • What It Means

  • Drones Are An Early Economic Disruptor, But Not The Last To Emerge
  • Supplemental Material

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