Understand the drone arena: the global market will reach 67.3 billion US dollars in the next ten years
Core reminder: In the next ten years, the world's drone market will reach 67.3 billion US dollars. About 35.6 billion U.S. dollars will be used for drone production, 28.7 billion U.S. dollars will be used for technology research and development and experimental design, and maintenance services will be about 3 billion U.S. dollars. According to the forecast of the US 'Aviation and Space Technology WeeklyAbout 35.6 billion U.S. dollars will be used for drone production, 28.7 billion U.S. dollars will be used for technology research and development and experimental design, and maintenance services will be about 3 billion U.S. dollars. These cold numbers have long been reflected in the real world. In February 2015, Taobao realized the first delivery by drone; a few days later, singer Wang Feng proposed to Zhang Ziyi. A white drone carrying an engagement diamond ring slowly passed over the half-meter-high three-layer cake. Steal the spotlight more than the hero and heroine. In the United States, NASA scientists are beginning to use drones to carry scientific instruments to investigate Mars; Internet giant Google is deploying high-altitude drone technology. In the future, Google's drones may continue to fly in the atmosphere 20 kilometers above the ground. Over the past five years, it has been equipped with aerial base stations to deliver broadband services to remote areas that have not yet been connected to the Internet. The following figure shows the ecological picture of the global drone market. From military to commercial to civilian use, from industry giants and initial innovations, this panoramic ecological picture allows you to understand the drone market: Industry ecology There are only a few companies targeting a certain A complete set of products in these industries-from software, hardware to analysis services, etc., among which there are two representatives: Sky Futures for the oil industry and Avetics for film shooting; drone trials for large companies basically stay at the express level, from E-commerce companies Amazon, Alibaba, and traditional courier companies DHL, UPS, SF Express, etc.; drone-related insurance, flight fleet management, drone platforms, data services and other companies have emerged one after another; DJI and his friends Our DJI occupies 60% to 70% of the consumer drone market. In 2014, DJI announced a revenue of 500 million U.S. dollars, and in 2015 it is expected to reach 1 billion U.S. dollars in sales. In addition to DJI, Parrot and 3D Robotics also have strong competitiveness. In 2010, Parrot released the first drone product Parrot AR.Drone, a small four-wing drone that can be controlled by iPhone. In 2014, Parrot launched the third-generation AR.Drone drone, the Parrot Bebop Drone, which is a drone that uses a fisheye camera and can perform high-definition photography and video recording in the air. It also supports Oculus Rift. 3D Robotics was founded by Chris Anderson, the former editor of Wired magazine, and is also DJI’s largest competitor in North America. 3D Robotics has also been constantly challenging DJI. After DJI released the Phantom 3 on April 8, 3D Robotics followed up with the release of the new quadcopter SOLO on April 13. Among the drone platform companies, Skycatch** is the representative. They provide drone hardware and can sell the data collected by the drone. This also brings up a new issue for the industry: Is drones more valuable in hardware or data? Leifeng.com wrote in a report: In open-pit mines, it is commonplace to use explosives to blow up mine pits, but this is not the case. Doesn't mean it is not dangerous. Open-pit mines are afraid of unexploded ordnance. If the mining vehicle drives into the area of u200bu200bunexploded ordnance, the consequences will be very serious. Skycatch CEO Christian Sanz said: “There is already a mine using quadcopter to make it safer.” A quadcopter drone took off from the base station and filmed the explosion of the mine. The explosion can be seen from the base station, and the staff can judge whether the explosion is complete through the slow motion camera. Sanz said this is only part of the Skycatch service. The company does not sell drones, they rent them out and use them for data collection. This concept is similar to Google's rental cloud service.