The drone industry saw dramatic growth in the past year and is showing no signs of slowing. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that over 300,000 people have registered as drone owners in the US alone, as of January 2016, after estimating that 1 million drones were sold during the 2015 Christmas period. Outside consumer markets, drones also continue to find numerous, new commercial applications. In the UK, the police force will start using drones in high-risk situations.
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We are in the midst of a digital dilemma. Our devices, from smartphones to tablets, have become central to our lives. They enable us to do our jobs, manage our schedules, and get us from point A to B with a single tap of the screen. But there is one major problem – limited battery life.
Today, we are excited to announce that Intelligent Energy has developed a prototype of a hydrogen fuel cell powered range extender for drones, which will be unveiled at CES 2016. The range extender offers longer flight time and fast re-fuelling capabilities, addressing two of the biggest challenges for manufacturers of battery-powered drones.