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Maverick* Research: Flying Autonomous Vehicles — The Next Big Thing That Isn't

Published: 18 September 2017

ID: G00336137

Analyst(s): Michael Ramsey , Kimberly Harris-Ferrante

Summary

Flying autonomous vehicle technology is developing rapidly, but it's likely to be more disruptive than transformational. High costs, safety concerns and regulatory burdens are likely to limit the use of this overhyped technology. (Maverick research exposes unconventional thinking and advice.)

Table Of Contents
  • Specific Maverick Caution
  • Maverick Findings
  • Maverick Recommendations

*Maverick Research

Analysis

  • Here Come the Flying Autonomous Vehicles — Ready or Not
  • An Old Idea Whose Time Has Finally Come?
  • The Future of the Flying Autonomous Vehicle: Four Scenarios
  • The Pragmatic Reality: Do We Really Want Flying Autonomous Vehicles?
  • Flying Autonomous Vehicles: The Impact Across Industries
  • The Bottom Line

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