So what are companies doing now days? For exampe BOEING, boeing is a leader in aviation, they have years of expierence flying airplanes and helicopters, why not help developing drones? That is what boeing is doeing now! They invested in Sky-watch, a denish company that is specialisted in drones for monitoring huge area’s (lets say hunters in afrika), but also geo-data research. This requires alot of research since the drones that are currently on the market can’t fly for long periodes of times. This drone needs to be able to stay in the area for long periodes and needs to be able to fly at long range. To do this, boeing choice the Fixed-wing design. Not only boeing is choising this design, also Google with there Project Wing.
Where boeing is developing a drone easyjet is using a drone that is inspecting their fleet of aircrafts. With heat detection camera’s attached to a drone, it can scan for any leaks or weaknesses. The engineer will be able to view these weaknesses or leaks on site (by reviewing the footage) and will be able to take action.
Lets look at some more future stuff that is going to be here in a very shot time. What is hot now days? A smartwatch. Why not make a drone watch!?
So what is possible now days? Protection drones used by the army world wide, to observe the enimy from the sky. Attack drones by the USA Camera drones used for filming Delivery drones
The possibilties are endless for these drones, lets say a delivery drone for someone who forgot their toothbrush when going on vacation?
What will happen in the future? Project wing, delevering across huge distances Wearables Medical drones, providing equipment in remote area’s
Ban in the USA in national parks and everywhere else to disallow drone flights. This is because people are being recless, for example: someone used a drone to land on one of the heads on Mount Rushmore, Also drones are being used to scare animals or to scare people. Also people aren’t aware of the consequences what a drone can do. This is why it’s now banned in the states.
Alot of people are complaning about the privacy issue, in my opinion there is non. Why not? Lets look at this example.
Here you can see an photo taken with a gopro, that is used 95% of the time on a drone, as you probably wont be able to see in the yellow outline is a plane Lets look at example, 2 taken with a DLSR 50mm, you can (if you look very closely) see an airplane. Now lets zoom in with 300mm. This is what is used in airplanes for aerial photography. As you can see a lot more is visable although someone from the ground wont be able to tell there is a plane flying above their heads that is taking photos.
So if you want to get detail and spy on people you’ll need a zoom lens, this is not possible on a drone. Because when you hold a camera in your hand and zoom in it will shake a lot, when you zoom out there is less vibration and it will be more stable. This is the same effect on a drone, you’ve to get very close to a person to “spy” on them. Before you’re able to do this, they have or spotted you or they’ve heard the drone. So privacy isn’t really the issue.
Currently in holland it’s not allowed to fly your drone commercially unless you’ve a special certificates, if you have these cerfitifactes you can apply for special permits everytime you take off. So if you want to take of at place A and land at place a you need a temporary permit. If 5 minutes later you want to take of at place B you need an other permit. The goverment is working on a drone law and this is expected 1st of june 2015.
Now lets look at a example how an old profession, the circus is using drones!
So to end this presentation some tips on how you and your company can use drones. For example, Gogo reizen could be using drones to show their customers that you care about the latest technologie. Since young people are all about technologie it will be a good marketing stragy Also you can use it to add a wow effect for you customers that just booked a hotel and want to show off to there relatives Or you can use it for you name branding and a corperate video. There will be endless more possibilties that drones can be used for.
Now lets get on to the demo!
Drones and how to adapt them in travel #etravelsummit #travelnext
Even Boeing is droning!
• Boeing is financing and design
• Sky-watch Danish company
• Vertical take-off and landing drone
• Fixed-wing (airplane design)
• Long battery life-time
• Longer range
• Various missions
• Geo-data research
EasyJet to use unmanned drones to inspect its
• Programmed to assess
• Reporting back to engineers
• Using heat detection
What can you do?
• Business video to boost morals of the employees
• Marketing purposes
• Promotion for vacations
• Extra wow effect for social media promotion
• Use technology for your branding
• Drones and entertainment