According to Gartner’s prediction, the total shipment of global IOT enterprise UAVs (defined as UAVs) will reach 526000 in 2020, an increase of 50% compared with that in 2019. By 2023, the world’s IOT enterprise UAV shipment is expected to reach 1.3 million.
Kay sharpington, chief analyst at Gartner, said: “the construction industry is the first industry to use UAVs, which makes construction monitoring the largest application area in the world for the entire forecast period. It is estimated that the number of UAVs in the industry will reach 210000 by 2020, and will more than double by 2023. “
However, due to the technical complexity of other application fields, the application field with the largest UAV shipment volume in the short term will still be survey and monitoring.
In addition, in 2020, the second and third application areas of UAV shipment will be fire monitoring and insurance investigation.
Gartner predicts that the insurance industry will ship 46000 UAVs in 2020. By 2023, the shipment volume will reach 136000 units, nearly three times that of 2020.
It is reported that police stations and fire stations around the world are deploying UAVs in public safety operations, forest fire management, crime scene investigation and search and rescue operations. Gartner predicts that between 2018 and 2020, the number of drones used by police and firefighters will increase from one per 210000 to one per 47000.
“Fire drones use cameras and thermal imagers to identify fire sources, extremely hot areas, and the location of trapped people and firefighters,” sharpington said. In this way, the fire service can allocate resources to the right areas and investigate the incident in case of emergency, while minimizing the risk of life. “
In addition, in the retail sector, the number of UAVs to be shipped in the retail sector will reach 25000 units in 2020 and will rise to 122000 units in 2023. Gartner predicts that the biggest growth opportunity for UAVs in the retail industry will come after 2023.
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