Drones and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) are being used more and more in different market segments. At first these types of devices were mainly used for military purposes. However, now their use has widely been extended also for recreational, surveyance, inspections, photographical and commercial purposes.
The two basic functions of drones and UAVs are flight and navigation. But depending on their components and features, they can do many more. Drones and UAVs are composed of batteries, receivers, flight controllers, and usually come with other components such as cameras, sensors, accelerometers, altimeters and GPS modules. The functions may vary depending on the type and use of each drone and UAV.
Furthermore, the integration of Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology in these devices has influenced new commercial and enterprise applications that have extended their capabilities and use cases.
Prepare your product for the market
Concerns about the security, privacy and safety related to drones and UAVs are growing at the same quick pace as the adoption of them in our lives. As the use of drones and UAVs is increasing, this is also the case for the market regulations and requirements to operate and commercialize these products in different countries and regions.
Manufacturers need to prepare their products according to the specific requirements demanded by the market, in which they will be operated or sold. But implementing those requirements is not the only necessary step. Testing and certifying the products by an independent third-party laboratory is essential to evaluate the compliance with the standards and to verify a safe function.
Some countries have already issued regulations for drones and UAVs and others are still developing them. These regulations may change very fast to be adapted to the new use cases, so it’s important for manufacturers to be aware of the adjustments that could affect their products’ commercialization.