The drones are coming. Very quickly, they have evolved from toys to commercially viable tools. Mini helicopters, which are replacing the parcel carrier, are already in the test phase. Completely new possibilities are opening up for companies to obtain data on public spaces with high precision and at low cost.
For example, agriculture: drones provide farmers with very detailed information on the condition of fields and plants. At the same time, they control autonomously moving tractors for fertilisation or sowing.
In the construction industry, drones are used for implementation control. They create more safety at the workplace by relieving people of dangerous tasks, e.g. checking radio masts. The areas of application tend towards infinity, up to the taxi drone for passenger transport.
However, the use of drones in Germany is subject to the Air Traffic Act, which still prescribes a number of restrictions on operation. Night flights, flights over people or flights outside one’s own field of vision are not permitted.