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Alastair has over 10 years’ experience leading research activities in scaled, high-growth industrial and technology markets. At Interact Analysis he is responsible for commercial UAV research and vehicle autonomy. Read More

Siemens Autonomous Car

Siemens’ Autonomous Vehicle Strategy

Following Siemens’ recent announcement to acquire Tass International we examine what it means for the industrial giant’s strategy.

/ October 5, 2017
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NACV Show: Truck Industry says, “we’re ready for autonomy”

At the recent North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show numerous executives from major truck OEMs and suppliers made it clear that they are ready for ‘automation and autonomy’ when customers want it and when the legislative conditions are more favourable. Increasingly, advanced driver assistance technologies are becoming standard and the...

/ September 28, 2017

Where are all the security drones?

Are drones a new growth opportunity for the security industry or are there too many barriers to entry?

/ September 20, 2017
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Technology and infrastructure developments fuelling commercial UAV market growth

A series of important technology and infrastructure milestones are in reach which could enable the rapid growth and adoption of commercial UAVs. In the latest Interact Analysis market research study – here – we have identified a series of technologies and the likely time and importance of them to the...

/ September 7, 2017
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Yamaha: will alliances bear fruit or is the Ag drone pioneer at risk of a drought?

Yamaha is well established in the agricultural market with over 2500 unmanned helicopters performing agricultural spraying in Japan and other Asian countries. In recent months Yamaha has announced two new business alliances. The first with Enroute (a Japanese commercial drone manufacturer) will see the two companies share product and commercial information....

/ July 5, 2017
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Mass market adoption of automotive sensors to drive lower-cost UAV ‘sense and avoid’

The rapid increase in use of sensors in automotive for safety applications and autonomous driving is providing the catalyst for much needed advances in the use of ‘sense and avoid’ for UAVs. As millions of cars and trucks are fitted with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), the cost of the...

/ June 6, 2017
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Drone operators should demand better quality products

Commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operators are all too familiar with the challenges of UAV flight – poor weather, demanding clients, and the current regulatory environment to name but a few. However, according to discussions at the recent Drone Tech Europe event in Bristol one major challenge is the reliability...

/ May 25, 2017
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Drone artificial intelligence is key enabler as investment dollars flow

Commercial drones – those used for precision agriculture, mining, site inspection and other applications – are big business. They are a key tool for improving efficiency and safety whilst reducing overheads. But problems exist: how can drones be piloted safely and is there a way to magnify their impact yet...

/ April 17, 2017