CES 2016: Drones Get 200% More Show Floor Space

Posted: Dec 17 2015, 12:11pm CST | by , Updated: Dec 17 2015, 12:13pm CST, in News | CES

CES 2016: Drones get 200% More Show Floor Space
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The CTA announced today that the Unmanned Systems Marketplace will be 25,000 net square feet at the CES 2016.

Drones will be big at the CES 2016. This comes to no surprise. Today CTA, the CES organizers announced just how much bigger drones will be compared to last year.

The Unmanned Systems Marketplace, presented by AUVSI and located in the LVCC, South Hall 2, covers more than 25,000 net square feet of exhibit space, a 200 percent increase over the 2015 CES. Exhibitors including DJI, Yuneec, Hobbico Inc. and Squadrone System will showcase drone and unmanned technologies and initiatives that deliver innovations related to sports, travel, real estate, search and rescue, law enforcement and disaster relief.

“Drones have taken off in the marketplace and now represent one of the fastest growing tech categories – globally and on the CES show floor,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association. “This is truly life-changing technology that will create new jobs, improve lives and transform the way we do business.”

CTA market research expects this to be a defining year for drones, with 400,000 units sold this holiday season and U.S. market revenue reaching nearly $105 million in 2015 – a 52 percent increase over 2014. And given the right regulatory environment, CTA sees the United States reaching one million unmanned aircraft systems flights per day within the next 20 years.

The first CES 2016 drone news have already been announced. Intelligent Energy will show a prototype of Hydrogen Fuel Cells to extend Drone Flight Time.

The FAA just announced earlier this week that drones need to be registered, making owning a drone more complicated. This will though not likely slow down the growth of the drone market.

World's largest electronics show, CES 2016, will run through January 6-9 in Las Vegas. Read the latest CES 2016 News.

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