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Sony plans to Offer Commercial Drone Services

Sony has indicated its plans to Offer Commercial Drone Services Starting 2016.

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Sony Corp. plans to offer commercial drone services, mainly targeting the construction, logistics and agriculture industries from the first half of next year.

According to Source (Bloomberg): “The company’s Aerosense Inc. venture is making automated drones to capture high-definition images and transmit them to the cloud for analysis, Sony told reporters Monday in Tokyo. The jointly owned company with robotics firm ZMP Inc. expects sales to total about 10 billion yen by 2020, said Kotaro Sabe, Aerosense chief technology officer.”

Sony, who is currently struggling and losing market share in the smartphone business, is seriously looking at alternative means of using its mobile phone and digital camera technologies in the drone market that is currently displaying signs of future potential.

According to Source (Bloomberg): “The unmanned aircraft industry may be worth $82 billion by 2025 in the U.S. alone, and has already attracted investments from Google Inc., General Electric Co. and Qualcomm Inc. despite privacy and safety concerns.”

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