With the blockchain developing as a budding industry, newer jobs and industries are being created around it. Though these industries are carved out of dreams today, they are anticipated to make crores in the next few years with the growth of blockchain technology.
The prediction of drones taking it to the skies is not new. They are expected to operate in the sub-layers of the sky, a little below commercial and military aircraft. However, their paths should be coordinated to avoid drone crashes and fatal accidents of aircraft running into each other.
Thus, just like the military and commercial aircraft, with well-defined routes, weather, and wind-detection features, drones need them too.
While research is already on its way, the newly found sub-atmosphere level of the air traffic control department is trying to increase the safety, cybersecurity, and interoperability of drones. The Distributed Ledger Tech (DLT), blockchain, and automation will handle such safety and efficiency concerns.
Blockchain Technology for Cybersecurity
A team of Cranfield researchers and scientists claim the benefits of uncrewed aerial vehicles, especially in reaching rugged terrains, and efficiency. The scientists also anticipate a boom in the economic sector by opening up new job opportunities in the aviation sector.
The concept of uncrewed drones fits in well and more efficiently with blockchain technology that seeks to offer greater cybersecurity and safety in operating drones at the sub-atmospheric levels. As several drones fly in these layers, blockchain technology would help provide the history of who did what and when.
In short, drones used for commercial purposes like package delivery using blockchain technology would ensure owners receive real-time information. Such data includes the location, date, time, and resources that help the owners track their drones seamlessly.
Flying drones using blockchain technology has been envisioned as a safe and secured method of running unmanned drones with greater efficiency worldwide.
Such a project is also expected to generate 49 billion pounds in the UK by the end of 2030 by the PWC and UKRI. Establishing such an industry might also lead to the establishment of hybrid airspace by 2024.
To Sum up
Drone testing using blockchain technology has been conducted in several urban cities. People can expect to see drones above them carrying patients to hospitals, putting out a fire in a nearby forest, or even delivering packages to customers.
Hence, it is not far when drones will be part and parcel of our everyday activities, characterizing them with greater efficiency, speed, and lesser chances of human error.