It's now a well-accepted fact that manned drones are going to redefine the global transportation system sooner than later, by making it cheaper, faster and better integrated. Testing of manned drones is going on in different parts of the world. Related technological innovations are also enhancing the existing transportation landscape with every passing day. There is a welcome buzz all around, regarding the formation of market segments, framing of regulations and emission norms. Lots of deliberations are also happening in another important aspect associated with commercial use of manned/passenger drones, i.e.; safety measures. It was realized worldwide a couple of years back that a safety framework should be in place for drones as well, to ensure the overall safety of the airspace. In September 2016- several parties in the manned aviation sector made a joint statement to support this initiative. In this statement, a host of measures were recommended to be incorporated in all drones. We will discuss them briefly here-
1. Compulsory Registration of all drones
Registration of all drones needs to be made compulsory at the time of the purchase or resale itself. This will enable the authorities to trace the pilot/owner and will ensure better compliance of rules & regulations.
2. Spreading public awareness through extensive campaigns
Extensive awareness campaigns need to be organized to make commercial clients, recreational drone users and the general public aware of the duties, requirements, third party issues and risks attached to drone operations. This will prevent possible negligence from stakeholders when drones will be integrated into the airspace in the near future.
3. Licensing and certification
Mandatory certification/licensing is required to ensure awareness and proper implementation of necessary skills and applicable regulations. Operating a manned drone must be reserved for people with authority permission only.
4. Incorporating Technical Limitations in performance
Technical limitations such as inbuilt distance, altitude and geo-fencing restrictions should be incorporated in the manned drones so that risks related to terrain, buildings and critical airspace can be reduced considerably. Up-to-date anti-collision mechanisms should be incorporated as well. 5. Proper research to study the impact of collisions
In-depth research needs to be done to assess the risk/damage associated with collisions of smaller drones with other types of manned aviation ( similar to bird strikes). Based on such scientific study and testing, further safety measures and regulations should be put in place. 6. Effective enforcement of safety rules Even the best-laid rules are useless, if not enforced effectively. Enforcers must be trained so that authorities can ensure the safety of manned drones and other third parties. They must be well-equipped as well to monitor compliance more effectively. 7. Proper assimilation of recreational drones into National safety regulations Recreational drone flyers need to be fully integrated into the advanced National Flying safety regulations. As of now, recreational flyers are mostly restricted to spaces specifically designed for that purpose. A better streamlining and integration is required to bring them into the great ambit of National Flying Safety Regulations.
We are reshaping the infrastructure for 45 million people that live in the Caribbean Islands using our sophisticated drones and software technologies. Our technology is designed to work under extreme conditions and lift heavy materials using electric power. Our T21 Raptor drone is designed for universal applications based on industry requirements. WE have successfully operated our third small scale prototype and developing a full scale to clear a path for commercialization.
Gone are the days when drones were used only for security and for patrolling remote areas, or using them for cinematic production or capturing breathtaking panoramic photographs. It's about time we break the bubble and introduce you to the drones of the future. Welcome to the golden age of hassle free travel. Yes, we are referring to the new highly sophisticated and autonomous drones of the future. These modern marvels are all hybrid powered, which make them more powerful than the commercial drones which use the conventional battery to power them up. This hybrid technology provides a high level of energy security through a mix of methods, which in short, is equivalent to a 'super battery'. This increases the endurance of the machines as they have been designed to work under extreme conditions and to lift heavy materials. Surely, these machines appear to be right out of a Hollywood Science fiction blockbuster.
Urban air travel, passenger drones for civilian travel? Too good to be true? Well, this is now a reality. Drone technology has made huge strides in the recent past. Not very long ago, drones were only robots remotely controlled by a pilot, often they were referred to as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). However, things are quite different now. Drone technology has undergone rapid changes and is making very steady progress; shall we say by leaps and bounds?
Imagine journeys that are several times faster than any other mode of transport, travelling up to 300km in just an hour. Connecting you with the unconnected, taking you to places where man cannot reach. How about a 360º high-speed connectivity? Yes, this has now become the talk of the hour. Drone technology is constantly evolving and is currently undergoing groundbreaking progressive improvement.
These Jets will continue to amaze people, as a dedicated team of experts are constantly working on the drone technology. Doing everything they can to cater to the dynamic needs of tomorrows consumers. A committed group working towards viable passenger drones by addressing the mechanical, engineering, safety and regulatory challenges. Being responsible is another aspect, and this is the perfect time to decouple aviation emissions. Hence, they are all powerful, vertical take-off and landing jets. Therefore, we don't really require for additional infrastructure thereby making them economically viable and environment friendly.
They have been built based on industry requirements, and to make life easier for the future air traveller. Imagine, no traffic congestion problems, saving time, flying wherever you want, a service that is affordable and with exceptional customer experience. Yes, one can only dream of such a technology. Well, it's indeed a dream come true, an innovation in aerial drone technology, a new mode of transportation which defies just about anything.
Although this technology is relatively new, it's very promising. Ominous signs that point towards a new era of passenger drones. With time ticking by, we may just see the best, the fastest, the most efficient and cost effective mode of transportation taking shape and becoming the only mode of air travel in the near future. It sure has all the right ingredients to become a magical flying experience like no other. People will just have to experience it!
Drones set for commercialisation, passenger drones, air taxis or air ambulances; in a short period of time will become a very important requirement of the day to day life. With so much going around, there's certainly a lot to be excited about with the advances of these passenger drone projects. Slowly but surely, these drones will take over the other modes of transportation and get us to our destinations within a very short span of time.
Let us hope that these magnificent marvels continue to soar higher and make things easier for all of us. These drones mark a new beginning in the age of air travel, and we are only getting started. With the option of flying to and fro within minimum time, you are never really far from home.
Really a remarkable achievement for mankind, and there's still a long way to go and reach greater heights. But the progress it's making, there's surely no looking back. These drones are here to navigate our way through. We need to sit back, relax and enjoy the flight, because the journey has just begun...
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As I thought it would. Google have paid a huge amount to start commercial deliveries so the rest of us will have to suck it up and pay as well - about $20 a year which is bloody expensive if you think about what you car licence costs only slightly more and most use that every day.
Another revenue grab with little in it for us, but more regulation. Not sure how Google will go once they launch as there have already been many noise complaints and I can't wait to see how creative people get at bringing them down after being ignored...