After years in which drones were seen as the preserve of hobbiyists, extreme sports or amateur photographers, traditional industries are beginning to discover them, too. The recognition of their potential has contributed to the rise of startups developing solutions for this growing market. And, as ever, Israel isn’t left behind.
One of the people giving drone use a commercial tailwind is Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who announced in 2013 that his company would develop drones to deliver products. Google soon followed with Project Wing, which was established to offer a host of civilian solutions. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, recently received permission from the White House to conduct experiments with prototypes in the United States.