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Use of professional drones multiplies

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), better known as drones, have established themselves as an important competitive tool in several sectors of the economy. In October, there were 30,800 professional-use drones registered in Brazil, 228% more than in 2017, according to Brazil’s Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC, in Portuguese). In the last three years, the number of companies that own this equipment has almost tripled, from 1,700 to more than 5,000. The applications are diverse. A survey by MundoGeo, organizer of the Drone Show, the largest event in Latin America for corporate drones, indicates that the main uses in Brazil are in mapping and topography, agribusiness, the environment, construction inspections, road management, mining, and the oil industry. Experts predict that the arrival of the 5G network will revolutionize the equipment’s capacity, by allowing greater control of airspace. One of the innovations expected for the near future will be the autonomous drone. In December, an unprecedented air transport of blood and blood products from the city’s blood center to the Albert Sabin Hospital will be inaugurated in Juiz de Fora, MG. The time between the sending of the sample and the delivery of the input, today 50 minutes by motorcycle, will pass to only 15 minutes, informs the founder of the carrier Tá na Escuta, Fabiano Nejaim. “Patients in critical condition may need a quick transfusion, and as we shorten that time, we save lives”, says the hospital director, Célio Chagas. – https://valor.globo.com/publicacoes/suplementos/noticia/2020/11/25/uso-de-drones-profissionais-se-multiplica.ghtml