Urban Air Mobility – Sector Watch 28 June 2019

Cassidy Shell
Urban Air Mobility (UAM) is the movement of air passengers and cargo in an urban space using, mostly electric, Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) aircraft and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). This sector of mobility currently has 70+ manufacturers, including Boeing, Airbus and Bell Helicopters, as well as other major mobility and e-commerce players, including Uber and Amazon. Attractiveness The interest in this sector lies in its ability to reduce travel and delivery times, reduce transport costs (particularly in the transportation... Read More »

Precision agriculture takes centre stage as the drone industry ascends to new heights

Chrysostomos Meli
The global drone industry has been growing exponentially in recent years, far beyond its traditional military market, and has attracted hundreds of millions in venture capital funding in the process. In 2015 alone the sector attracted $373 million in venture capital investment, a 5 fold increase from $67 million back in 2014. DJI and 3D Robotics first popularized the technology by providing aerial film capturing drones for amateur film makers and hobbyists. These companies have established the technology as a... Read More »