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Student
Title
Supervisor
Faculty
Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Aleksandr Gridnev
Business Plan Development for Autonomous Drone Production and Express Delivery Market Application
Management
(Bachelor’s programme)
2017
At present, there is increasing interest for using drones in daily activities and widespread demand for them among people and organisations proves it. In 2016 the UAV world market was estimated in 7,3 billion dollars and there is a forecast 2020 market growth up to 9,5 billion dollars. The most popular drone operation spheres for today are agriculture, photo and video shooting, geodesy, emergency services, sports & entertainment and there are few companies that are trying to create, produce and use drones in transportation and delivery. The blurring boundaries between professional and consumer drones is the key trend in UAV industry that will let to reduce an average price for all types of vehicles. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and specialised sensors in the UAV are the most promising new developments which will allow to create a fully autonomous drones. The main factors that are hindering the world drone industry development are insufficiently clear legislation on the use of consumer and commercial drones, a ban on the free use of airspace and the need for licensing. In addition, there is a danger of collision with other air traffic, vehicles, infrastructure and people on the ground. There are also concerns on the use of drones for other purposes: for privacy invasion privacy and trade secrets. Almost every innovative industry is faced with such kind of problems. With the rapid development of science and technology, drones can help to resolve most routine tasks and become necessary in people’s daily life. The most significant issue are lying in the field of drone usage on express delivery market. To show possible ways for solving the problem, the business plan will be developed.

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