Did you know that drones…

… are able to spot trees which have fallen on a railway line and then notify an approaching train to avoid a major accident?

We didn’t. Until we partnered with The German Aviation Association to create an explainer video on the opportunities and challenges drones present.

Despite incidents like the one at Gatwick airport only days before Christmas, the steady and fast development of unmanned aerial systems is going to fundamentally change the commercial use of airspace.

Most people only know drones as a type of leisure activity. Yet these remote-controlled helpers play a prominent role in the economy.

Not only are they used in various construction planning projects or photography and film locations, but they also help people in poorly connected regions by providing resources or relief supplies.

But how do people feel about the increasing use of drones in society and business?

Check out our video below to see and hear the full story: