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International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has proposed new guidelines for the drone industry, paving the way for greater regulatory certainty and safety measures. A final adoption of the standards is expected to be in place worldwide in 2019, said Robert Garbett, who led the ISO working group responsible for the global drone standards.
These standards will undoubtedly lead to a new confidence in safety, security and compliance within this dynamic industry, resulting in a massive expansion in the availability and use of drone technology in the years to come,” Garbett said.
ISO proposed to decide a prohibited area to prevent from accident near airport or secret facility. In the statement, they will use Geo-fencing technology, which create a virtual perimeter for a real-world geographic area. Furthermore, the standards address operational requirements of the prevalent aerial drones, including protocols on safety, security and an overall “etiquette” of using drones, such as promoting no fly zones, the need for flight log protocols, maintenance, training and flight documentation.
These standards will undoubtedly lead to a new confidence in safety, security and compliance within this dynamic industry. I think the standard shape the regulation and contribute to expand drone technologies into various industries.
From taking pictures, to delivering food and monitoring facilities and agricultural produce, drones are becoming an increasingly important feature of daily lives, helping transform businesses and industries. The global market for commercial applications of drone technology is estimated to be around $127 billion, according to a PwC report.
Israel is rapidly becoming a world center for drone exports and research and development, with more than 75 active startups in the field, including Airobotics, Percepto and Flytrex. Japanese real estate developer Mitsui Fudosan and Israeli software start-up Dronomy jointly conducted a test of UAV at a construction site in Nihonbashi, Tokyo to demonstrate the autonomous flying technology that Dronomy developed in August, 2017.
Among them, Percepto is attracting worldwide attention. Anyone can operate their drones easily because Percepto has the great advantage in their software. Even the people who has superficial knowledge can give instructions to drones accurately with complicated routes and take off automatically to check around at a state of emergency. Finally, their drones always return to the base by themselves like Roomba. Additionally, the Percepto cloud system enables you to manage large quantity data from drones and improve your safety capabilities. Their technology is so useful for markets need automation such as Security, Construction, Agriculture, Energy etc.
Percepto has been successfully abroad as in the case with Enel. Italy’s energy giant Enel is partnering with Israeli drone-developing startup Percepto, and will use its Sparrow drone system, which has the capability of being fully autonomous, to oversee operations and maintenance at one of its power plants in northern Italy.
Percepto has also gained a high valuation from overseas investors. These days, Hyundai CRADLE Tel Aviv has invested in five Israeli startups and Percepto is also the investee company. Percepto has received backing from US billionaire Mark Cuban, Chinese angel investor Xu Xiapong and Richard Parsons, formerly of Citibank and TimeWarner.