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Innovations in Unmanned Vehicles - Land, Air, Sea (Technical Insights) : The future of transportation and logistics

  • November 2014
  • 37 pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
Report ID: 2470301


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Research Scope

The research report covers some of the technological innovations which help in addressing the challenges faced by conventionally used systems in developing unmanned vehicles. As the unmanned systems have stringent rules to suffice before commercialization, there is a need for development of technologies such as long range object(s) detection with improved accuracy, high resolution image sensors, sophisticated computer vision systems for data interpretation, next generation navigation systems, robotics for remote controlled vehicles and material composites which can be used to develop unmanned vehicles to withstand extreme conditions. The report also showcases the innovative hotspots of technologies aiding unmanned vehicles. The report also covers the market needs, year of impact and discusses in detail about the business implications and business opportunities of the technologies.
The research service report covers markets such as in military, aerospace, marine, autonomous cars, automotive sector, research and development activities.
Land Surveillance, defense, homeland security, transportation, cargo, underwater mine detection, underwater security, fisheries, topography, driverless cars, driver assistance systems, unmanned commercial vehicles, drones for retail delivery etc.
The research study is a global study and covers innovations and developments from across the world. The scope of the study predominantly covers the developments in the regions of North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
The technologies covered in this research service are LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging ), RADAR (Radio Detection And Ranging), ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems), Computer Vision, Robotics, Materials and SAASM RTK (Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module Real Time Kinematic ) GPS systems.

Key Findings

Government funding as well as standardization policies by governments is required for the adoption of unmanned vehicles in various sectors for different applications.
Major innovations in unmanned vehicles are expected to emerge from university research.
Developments in the key technologies used for unmanned vehicles would increase the applications.
The need for sophisticated defense technologies and the need for high tech, automated cars to improve the mobility for people is seen to be the major factor for adoption.
USA is the top country with maximum number of patents filed in the last five years for unmanned vehicles.

Technologies Powering Unmanned Vehicles

Technological advancements have transformed the transport industry. Evolution of new technologies has led to the development of more powerful devices. The constant R&D initiatives have bolstered the development of unmanned vehicles, which have opportunities to be the mode of transportation in the future. The current advancements in technologies seem promising. This research service will highlight some of the key notable technologies. which could have a massive impact on the unmanned vehicle industry, particularly in the development of autonomous or self driven vehicles in land, air, and sea.
Sensors can be expected to have a major impact in the advancement of unmanned vehicles. Technologies incorporating the functionality of various sensors with high imaging capability have resulted in the development of new sensor fusion technologies which assist the maneuver of unmanned vehicles. Apart from the sensors, navigation systems, advanced positioning systems, and digital maps play a critical role in providing the directions for unmanned vehicles in land, air, and sea. Lightweight materials, which could be suitable for harsh environmental conditions are also required along with strong software processing softwares and processors.

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