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Dublin, March 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Rapid Oral Fluid Screening Device Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Drug Type; By Forms; By End User; By Regions; Segment Forecast, 2020-2027" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The global rapid oral fluid screening device market size is predicted to reach USD 24.08 billion by 2027In trend with the developing business models in healthcare sector, development of effective, efficient and productive products is on a significant surge, coupling with increasing favorable reimbursements and approvals by the government. Rising strong product pipelines for the research & development of novel rapid oral fluid screening devices also contribute a remarkable proportion towards surging the market growth globally over the forecast period.Furthermore, as the technology is becoming easy-to-develop and subject to a smaller number of regulations, the market is witnessing less entry hurdles for new entrants. Additionally, rapid oral fluid has ability to diagnose drug consumed in the body in less than one day and cannabis consumed in less than four hours after the testing time, hence, propelling the growth of rapid oral fluid screening devices, globally over the projected period.Rapid oral fluid screening devices provide a wide range of screening abilities such as marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, and opioids are expected to drive rapid oral fluid screening device market growth over the forecast period. In addition, the growing need for drug screening across the regions owing to increasing consumption of illegal narcotics is expected to drive the demand for these devices in the coming years.The global rapid oral fluid screening device market players include OraSure Technologies, Inc., Oranoxis Inc., Guangzhou Wondfo Biotech Co., Ltd, UCP Biosciences, Inc., MEDACX Limited, Screen Italia Srl, and AccuBioTech Co. Ltd., among others. Moreover, developing and commercializing products that evaluate adherence to HIV medications, enhancing its product offerings to include additional diagnostic offerings, and building new infrastructure also adds towards the growth of the organizations. Key Topics Covered: 1. Introduction2. Executive Summary3. Research Methodology4. Rapid Oral Fluid Screening Devices Market Insights4.1. Rapid Oral Fluid Screening Devices - Industry snapshot4.2. Rapid Oral Fluid Screening Devices Market Dynamics4.2.1. Drivers and Opportunities188.8.131.52. Increasing Cases of Drug Abuse and Alcoholism184.108.40.206. Tougher Regulations and Mandates for Drug and Alcohol Testing4.2.2. Restraints and Challenges220.127.116.11. Lack of Awareness Regarding the Availability of Advanced Rapid Saliva Screening Devices4.3. Porter's Five Forces Analysis4.4. PESTLE Analysis4.5. Rapid Oral Fluid Screening Devices Market Industry trends5. Rapid Oral Fluid Screening Devices Market Assessment by Drug Type5.1. Key Findings5.2. Introduction5.3. Alcohol5.4. Marijuana5.5. Opioids5.6. Cocaine5.7. Amphetamine5.8. Methamphetamine5.9. Benzodiazepines6. Global Rapid Oral Fluid Screening Devices Market, by Form6.1. Key Findings6.2. Introduction6.3. Cassettes6.4. Swabs6.5. Strips7. Rapid Oral Fluid Screening Devices Market Assessment by End Use7.1. Key Findings7.2. Introduction7.3. Hospitals7.4. Diagnostic Laboratories7.5. Forensic Laboratories7.6. Private Employers7.7. Home Care Settings8. Rapid Oral Fluid Screening Devices Market Assessment by Geography8.1. Key findings8.2. Introduction8.2.1. Rapid Oral Fluid Screening Devices Market Assessment, By Geography, 2016- 2027 (USD Million)9. Competitive Landscape9.1. Expansion and Acquisition Analysis9.1.1. Expansion9.1.2. Acquisitions9.2. Partnerships/Collaborations/Agreements/Exhibitions10. Company Profiles OraSure Technologies Inc.Oranoxis Inc.Guangzhou Wondfo Biotech Co. LtdUCP Biosciences Inc.MEDACX LimitedScreen Italia SrlAccuBioTech Co. Ltd For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/oo8cvs CONTACT: CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager email@example.com For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
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Drone warfare abroad is bad enough. Let’s not apply the same kinds of technologies to domestic policing ‘There is more than enough evidence that law enforcement is lethally racially biased, and adding an intimidating non-human layer to it seems cruel.’ Photograph: Boston Dynamics/Reuters The New York police department has acquired a robotic police dog, known as Digidog, and has deployed it on the streets of Brooklyn, Queens and, most recently, the Bronx. At a time that activists in New York, and beyond, are calling for the defunding of police departments – for the sake of funding more vital services that address the root causes of crime and poverty – the NYPD’s decision to pour money into a robot dog seems tone-deaf if not an outright provocation. As Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who represents parts of Queens and the Bronx, put it on Twitter: “Shout out to everyone who fought against community advocates who demanded these resources go to investments like school counseling instead. Now robotic surveillance ground drones are being deployed for testing on low-income communities of color with underresourced schools.” There is more than enough evidence that law enforcement is lethally racially biased, and adding an intimidating non-human layer to it seems cruel. And, as we’ve seen with artificial intelligence domestically and autonomous drone warfare abroad, it is clear that already dehumanized Black and Muslim residents will be the ones to face the brunt of the damage of this dystopian development, particularly in a city with a history of both anti-Black racism and Islamophobia. Law enforcement in the United States is already biased and grounded in a history of systemic racism. Many police departments in the US evolved from slave-catching units or union-busting militias, and their use today to disproportionately capture and imprison Black people drips of those origins. And it isn’t just the institutions themselves that perpetuate racism; individual police officers are also biased and more likely to view Black people as threats. Even Black police officers share these biases and often replicate the harm of their white counterparts. On top of that, the NYPD in particular has a history of targeting its Arab and Muslim population, even going as far as to use undercover agents to spy on Muslim student associations in surrounding states. Any new technological development will only give police departments new tools to further surveil, and potentially to arrest or kill, Black and Muslim people. By removing the human factor, artificial intelligence may appear to be an “equalizer” in the same vein as more diverse police departments. But AI shares the biases of our society. Coded Biases, a 2020 documentary, followed the journey of Joy Buolamwini, a PhD candidate at MIT, as she set out to expose the inability of facial recognition software to distinguish dark-skinned women from one another. While many tech companies have now ceased providing this software to police departments due to the dangers it may pose, police departments themselves have doubled down on the use of other forms of AI-driven law enforcement. The use of human operators will do little to offset the biases of AI programming Police already use location-based AI to determine when and where crime may occur, and individual-based AI to identify people deemed to have an increased probability of committing crime. While these tools are considered a more objective way of policing, they are dependent on data from biased police departments, courts and prisons. For example, Black people are more likely to be arrested for drug-related crimes, and thus appear more likely to commit crime, despite being less likely to sell drugs in the first place. The use of human operators will do little to offset the biases of AI programming. Remote-controlled drones create a layer of dehumanization that is already present in police interactions. Drone operators have complained of the trauma that has come from seeing other human beings as little more than pixels on a screen. In February 2020, a US air force drone operator compared the US military to Nazi Germany after allegedly being asked to kill an Afghan child that his overseers insisted was a dog. Speaking to ABC’s Eyewitness News, an operator of the NYPD’s robot dog troublingly described the process of operating the urban drone as “as simple as playing a video game”. While Boston Dynamics, the creators of the robot dog, have insisted that Digidog will never be used as a weapon, it is highly unlikely that that will remain true. MSCHF, a political art collective, has already shown how easy it is to weaponize the dog. In February they mounted a paintball gun on its back and used it to fire upon a series of art pieces in a gallery. The future of weaponized robot policing has already been paved by the Dallas police department. In 2016, the DPD used a robot armed with a bomb to kill Micah Johnson, an army reservist who served in Afghanistan, after he killed five police officers in what he said was retaliation for the deaths of Black people at the hands of law enforcement. While it was clear that he posed a threat to police, it is very fitting that a Black man would be the first person to be killed by an armed robot in the United States – roughly a year after the white mass shooter Dylann Roof was met with a free burger and police protection. A small handful of Muslim Americans have also been killed by drones, though in other countries. The most glaring case was that of Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, a 16-year-old US citizen. Abdulrahman was the son of an alleged al-Qaida strategist, Anwar al-Awlaki. Both were killed in separate drone strikes, despite never being charged with crimes, let alone given any form of trial. While it is easy to condemn Anwar al-Awlaki, there has been no evidence provided whatsoever that justified the killing of Abdulrahman. When President Obama’s White House press secretary was questioned about the killing, he simply implied that the boy’s father should have chosen a different occupation. Abdulrahman was an innocent teenage boy whose death should have caused a nationwide uproar; aside from groups like the ACLU, however, his death went relatively unnoticed and unopposed. It seems doubtful that Americans would have so callously ignored the death of a white teenager in a drone bombing. And it is equally doubtful that a police department with a history of Islamophobia would hesitate to use robot dogs and aerial drones to expand its targeting of Muslim and Arab people. The United Nations has called for a ban on autonomous weapons, and not long ago many countries around the world desired to ban armed drones. But the United States unfortunately continues to set the precedent for drone and autonomous warfare, driving other countries to follow suit in competition. We can’t allow our government to replicate this dynamic inside our borders, also, with the domestic use of drones and robotic police. This is a time for the US to scale back its wars, internal and external, but instead, the NYPD, which many people – including former mayor Michael Bloomberg – consider an army, has chosen to lead the way in dystopian enforcement. Akin Olla is a Nigerian-American political strategist and organizer. 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The commercial aircraft landing gear market is valued at USD 14. 72 billion in 2020 and is anticipated to register a CAGR of 4. 18% during the forecast period to reach USD 20. 13 billion by 2026.New York, March 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Commercial Aircraft Landing Gear Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p06028452/?utm_source=GNW Over the years, there is an increase in aircraft orders from various airlines around the world. This is primarily due to an increase in the number of passengers opting for air travel. The COVID-19 pandemic affected the air passenger traffic globally in 2020, by reducing the air travel demand, dampening the flight activity, and impacting the airline cash flows. The reduced flight activity in 2020 has led to a reduction in the demand for landing gear MRO. On the other hand, though several airlines have deferred their commercial aircraft orders, the large-scale backlog with the aircraft OEMs is expected to generate the demand for landing gear manufacturing during the forecast period.Aircraft manufacturers are focusing on the weight reduction of the aircraft as it enhances fuel efficiency and increases the profits for the airlines. Correspondingly, there is a growing demand for lightweight landing gear systems, which is forcing the manufacturers to adopt new technologies and materials for developing the landing gear assemblies. At the same time, with the growing adoption of electrical systems in aviation, major landing gear OEMs are replacing hydraulic systems with electrical systems, in order to enhance performance, while reducing weight.The introduction of new aircraft models in the aviation industry is expected to push the landing gear manufacturers to invest in newer technologies and develop sophisticated landing gear systems. The focus is currently on areas like corrosion resistance, noise reduction, additive manufacturing, use of composites and other materials for weight reduction, shift toward electric architecture, integration of various types of sensors, among others. Technological advancement will support the growth of the market during the forecast period.Key Market TrendsMain Landing Gear Segment Held the Largest Market Share in 2020In segmentation by landing gear type, the main landing gear segment held the largest market share in 2020. The main landing gear bears the whole weight of the aircraft, during the first impact. Hence, the number of tires used in them are more compared to the nose landing gears. Also, the manufacturing of the main landing gear involves more costs due to a higher number of parts, compared to the nose landing gears. Thus, the revenues from this segment are more compared to the nose landing gears segment. Wide-body aircraft and large freighter aircraft are the main revenue generators for the segment, as they require large main landing gear equipment to support the weight of the aircraft. The cost of purchasing a new landing gear, MRO, and aftermarket costs for the multi-bogey landing gear used in wide-body aircraft is high. For instance, in the A380, the world’s largest commercial aircraft, the main landing gear consists of 20 wheels on a whole. The main landing gear assembly of the aircraft is the largest and most complex ever developed for a commercial aircraft. Thus the cost per unit landing gear assembly of main landing gear is higher due to a larger number of subsystems involved, resulting in higher revenues for the segment.Asia-Pacific Region is Expected to Grow with the Highest CAGR During the Forecast PeriodThe growth of the commercial aviation industry is projected to be the highest in the Asia-Pacific region. With a high passenger traffic growth, several airlines in the region have ordered new commercial aircraft in recent years. A major portion of the deliveries of commercial aircraft is expected to be in the Asia-Pacific region during the forecast period. Correspondingly, the demand for new commercial aircraft landing gear is also expected to be highest from the Asia-Pacific in the years to come. China’s commercial aviation sector has made great strides in the past five years and further improvements are expected in the coming years. China crossed the United States to become the largest aviation market in 2020. Chinese state-owned aerospace manufacturer, COMAC, has launched the ARJ21 aircraft in 2015 and is planning to make the first delivery of C919 in 2021. Liebherr LAMC Aviation Co. Ltd is the supplier of landing gear for the ARJ21 program and also home to the assembly line for C919 landing gear struts. The growing fleet size in China has also generated significant demand for MRO services in the country. On the other hand, as of 2019, India was the second-fastest growing aviation market in the Asia-Pacific region. The international and domestic air passenger traffic in India had more than doubled between 2010 to 2019. The increasing air passenger traffic forced some of the airlines in India to expand their fleet size. Currently, the Indian airlines are operating domestic flights at around 80% of their pre-COVID levels and are expected to reach their pre-COVID levels by March 2021. Airlines in India are mostly dependent on foreign MRO players for landing gear MRO services. With the construction of new regional and international airports in the coming years and the growth in fleet size, there is a huge potential for the commercial aircraft landing gear MRO market to grow in the country. In addition to China and India, the aviation industries in several other countries in the region are also expected to recover faster than the countries in other regions due to a large domestic demand, thereby helping the growth of the related commercial aircraft landing gear market in the years to come.Competitive LandscapeThe market for commercial aircraft landing gear is highly fragmented, due to the presence of many MRO players in the market. The market includes landing gear system suppliers, component providers, landing gear integrators, and MRO providers. Safran SA, Raytheon Technologies Corporation, Honeywell International Inc., AAR Corporation, and Meggitt PLC are some of the prominent players in the market. With the forecasted trend for growth in the market for landing gear (and related equipment) in the coming years, companies are expanding their production capacities and capabilities to cater to the demand. For instance, in February 2020, Collins Aerospace Systems announced its plan to construct a new landing systems facility in Fort Worth, Texas, and to expand its carbon brake manufacturing facility in Spokane, Washington. The expansion of its carbon brake manufacturing facility in Pueblo, Colorado, is currently underway. Landing gear suppliers are also investing in the research and development of advanced lightweight landing gear systems, to increase the fuel efficiency of aircraft, as well as noise-reducing devices and electric landing gear systems (to reduce carbon emissions of aircraft). SPP, in collaboration with JAXA, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, and Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, is involved in FQUROH (flight demonstration of quiet technology to reduce noise from high-lift configurations), which aims to design and manufacture noise reduction devices attached to the main landing gear. Landing gear manufacturers and assemblers are entering partnerships and collaborations with each other to increase their maintenance and support capabilities and to serve customers in new geographical locations. In addition to the efforts of manufacturers and assemblers, MRO providers are also actively investing in the enhancement of their presence in the market, by constructing new landing gear maintenance facilities and entering long-term partnerships with airlines and aircraft operators. Such investments are expected to propel the growth prospects of companies in the coming years.Reasons to Purchase this report:- The market estimate (ME) sheet in Excel format- 3 months of analyst supportRead the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p06028452/?utm_source=GNWAbout ReportlinkerReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. 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Cuomo casts himself as merely clumsy – but the allegations seem to be an extension of bullying behavior designed to exert power and control ‘Sexual harassment is its own phenomenon with its own dynamics, but it is also part of a spectrum of abusive behaviors alleged against the governor.’ Photograph: Seth Wenig/AFP/Getty Images On Saturday, a second former staffer accused the New York governor, Andrew Cuomo, of sexual harassment. Charlotte Bennett was 24 when she began working for the governor in the entry-level position of briefer, which required her to have close daily contact with Cuomo. In a series of interviews with the New York Times, Bennett described a pattern of overtures from the governor that progressed from overly familiar, to inappropriate, to aggressively suggestive. He asked her whether she practiced monogamy and if she ever slept with older men (Cuomo is 63). After learning in 2020 that Bennett’s 25th birthday was coming up, Cuomo offered that he was open to sexual relationships with women over the age of 22. The implications were not ambiguous. “I understand that the governor wanted to sleep with me, and felt horribly uncomfortable and scared,” Bennett told the Times. “And was wondering how to get out of it and assumed it was the end of my job.” Disturbingly, Cuomo seems to have incorporated a gruesome interest in Ms Bennett’s past experiences of sexual violence into his harassment of the staffer. He made much of her activism, as a college student, on behalf of the rights of sexual assault survivors, sometimes mentioning her history in ways that had nothing to do with her work and which obviously maximized her personal discomfort. In a text to a friend, Bennett described an unsettling encounter with the governor in which he brought up her past experience of assault. “The way he kept repeating, ‘You were raped and abused and attacked and assaulted and betrayed,’ over and over again while looking me directly in the eyes was something out of a horror movie,” Bennett wrote. “It was like he was testing me.” As a result of the governor’s harassment, Bennett left the briefer role, and eventually left the administration altogether in November. Bennett’s allegation of sexual harassment by Cuomo comes on the heels of that of another former staffer, Lindsey Boylan, who published an essay last Wednesday detailing her experiences of inappropriate sexual overtures by the governor, some of them assisted by his staff. Over her several years working as a special assistant to Cuomo, Boylan says she frequently received sexual comments and invitations from the governor. He would go out of his way to touch her on her lower back and legs. He would comment on female staffers’ weight in front of Boylan and ridicule them about their sexual relationships – a pattern consistent with the comments described by Bennett. He once asked her to play strip poker on a government plane. He had his aides email her boss to ask if she was going to be present at certain events; once, a Cuomo staffer emailed her to tell her, at Cuomo’s request, that the governor thought she looked like a woman rumored to be Cuomo’s ex-girlfriend. “He said: look up Lisa Shields,” the Cuomo aide, Stephanie Benton, wrote to Boylan. “You could be sisters. Except you’re the better looking sister.” Here, too, the governor’s suggestion was not subtle. The behavior escalated. Boylan says that Cuomo had a body man call her one evening in December 2016 and summon her to the governor’s Albany office. They were alone there, and she was afraid. He let her go, but on another occasion, at the governor’s New York City office on Third Avenue, he got her alone again, and Boylan says he kissed her as she tried to leave. She fled. Boylan eventually left the Cuomo administration, quitting in September 2018. The accusations come at a precarious moment for Cuomo, and it’s likely that Boylan and Bennett were able to come forward in part because the governor’s grip over state politics is not as ferociously tight as it once was. In the election of 2018, a progressive wave swept many of Cuomo’s allies and mouthpieces out of the state house, where they were replaced by young, committed, female progressive state legislators like state senators Jessica Ramos and Alessandra Biaggi, and state assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou, who have been willing to challenge the Cuomo administration. Recently, it was revealed that Cuomo’s administration had deliberately undercounted the number of Covid deaths in the state’s nursing homes. That scandal prompted some members of the state legislature to speak out against his administration with a frankness that would have been much less possible before the 2018 shift. To Cuomo, it’s not his behavior that’s a problem – it’s the women’s behavior Cuomo isn’t happy with this new state of affairs. When the Democratic assemblyman Ron Kim, of Queens, publicly rebuked the Cuomo administration after news of the nursing home cover-up broke, Cuomo personally called Kim when the assemblyman was at home with his children, threatening to “destroy” Kim if he did not retract his comments. In a television appearance after the call from Cuomo, Kim referred to Cuomo’s long history of threats, insults and petty vindictiveness towards both subordinates and lawmakers. He summarized the governor’s actions this way: “He has abused his powers. And abusers are cowards.” The new accusations of sexual harassment by the governor are being treated differently because of the gendered nature of such abuse. But Cuomo’s alleged treatment of Boylan and Bennett is not unrelated to his non-sexual degrading, humiliating and controlling treatment of other subordinates, or to his more generalized sense of entitlement and impunity in the exercise of his own power. Rather, the sexually harassing behavior that Cuomo allegedly directed towards Boylan and Bennett seems to be an extension of his pattern of manipulation and degradation more broadly. Sexual harassment is its own phenomenon with its own dynamics, but it is also part of a spectrum of abusive behaviors alleged against the governor, all of which stem from the same origin: his desire to assert his own power by degrading those around him. There have been widespread calls for an investigation into the women’s claims, but little agreement about what that investigation should look like. Cuomo seems weak-willed and indecisive about how the allegations will be treated, asserting authority over the future investigation that he does not have and changing his position in response to pushback. First, Cuomo called for an investigation, but named as his preferred investigator a former federal judge with close ties to his administration. When that choice was criticized, he said that he would ask the elected attorney general, Letitia James, to appoint an investigator in concert with the chief justice of the state supreme court, a gubernatorial appointee. When James rejected this idea, Cuomo backed off again, conceding that the attorney general alone had the authority to appoint an investigator. Why the governor has become aware of the powers of the attorney general’s office only now has not been made clear. Under mounting pressure, Cuomo issued a statement on Sunday night that can’t quite be characterized as an apology. “I now understand that my interactions may have been insensitive or too personal and that some of my comments, given my position, made others feel in ways I never intended,” Cuomo wrote. “I acknowledge some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation. To the extent anyone felt that way, I am truly sorry about that.” The statement went on to claim that the governor “never inappropriately touched anybody” – a statement that is at odds with Boylan’s accusations. In the statement, Cuomo asserts that his behavior was well-intentioned and merely socially clumsy, casting himself in the role of the affable but incompetent man who harasses women by accident – a trope that the writer Lili Loofbourow has identified as “the myth of the male bumbler”. But this version of events strains credulity, if for no other reason than that it undersells Cuomo’s own skills. As a politician with a long career in the public eye, the governor is adept at tailoring his own message and anticipating how it will be received. It was Cuomo’s very skillfulness in communication that was on display in his famous coronavirus television briefings last year, media spectacles that brought him to national prominence for his skillful wielding of both information and tone for maximum impact. Some of those briefings, in which Cuomo was so masterfully in control of his own image, occurred during the period when Bennett says that Cuomo’s harassment of her was ongoing. The idea that Cuomo could be so perceptive regarding how he was perceived on TV, but so oblivious as to how he was perceived by his own staffers, is outlandish and far-fetched, if only because it sells short Cuomo’s well-honed skills as a communicator. But at the same time that the statement attempts to cast Cuomo as clueless and incompetent over his own interactions with Boylan and Bennett, it also attempts to assert his own authority over how those interactions should be interpreted. Cuomo says that he “never intended” to make inappropriate or sexual suggestions to the women. He says they “misinterpreted” him. This framing says that it was not the governor’s behavior that was wrong – that it wasn’t wrong of him, say, to suggest strip poker or to ask his 25-year-old executive assistant if she slept with older men – but rather that the women were wrong to interpret these words as sexual. To Cuomo, it’s not his behavior that’s a problem – it’s the women’s behavior, their audacity in feeling uncomfortable. In the statement, Cuomo shifts responsibility from himself on to the women who allege harassment. It’s not his job to behave appropriately. It’s their job to accommodate him, and to ignore their own discomfort. “At work sometimes I think I am being playful and make jokes that I think are funny,” Cuomo wrote. “I do, on occasion, tease people in what I think is a good-natured way.” The suggestion is that his sexual harassment was an extension of normal, acceptable behavior – of affable teasing meant to foster a sense of camaraderie and community at work. But from what we know of the actual work environment in the Cuomo administration, it seems much more likely that the sexual harassment alleged by Boylan and Bennett was in fact an extension of bad behavior – the abuse and degradation of subordinates meant to reinforce his own power and control. It was a kind of bullying – something that Governor Cuomo is very accustomed to. Moira Donegan is a Guardian US columnist
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Dublin, March 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report By Technology; By AUV Type; By Payload; By Application; By Regions - Segment Forecast, 2020-2027" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The global autonomous underwater vehicle market size is expected to reach USD 2.10 Billion by 2027, according to the study. Increasing numbers of research operations in the oil & gas industry, combined with growing public expenditure on marine water surveillance to preserve the equilibrium of aquatic life, are anticipated to drive the global AUV market over the forecast period. The creation of an intricate seabed map ensures that petroleum and gas enterprises build pipelines and facilities is assisted by the use of autonomous underwater vehicles. Furthermore, mapping the ocean floors by autonomous underwater vehicles makes installation of submerged floors more cost-effective without harm to the underwater environment.In addition, fast development in fish farming is also paving the way for the AUV market to grow as these vehicles can provide an inexpensive and safe platform for aqua farmers to monitor water quality parameters such as temperature, turbidity, and conductivity and observe fish conduct during aquaculture feeding procedures.The growth of the AUV industry is hampered by the high capital investment and the difficulties in the establishment of connections at deep water levels. This hinders the vehicles in transmitting or sending data and other relevant information above sea level. Although sales volumes are rising, the use of vehicles that hinder the AUV sector is regulated by several government organizations.Furthermore, in autonomous vehicles, the automotive manufacturers and their technology partners are engaged in the development of AI-driven systems to enable autonomous underwater vehicle. These systems integrate a broad range of AI-enabled technologies, including NLP and neural networks. These technologies offer several features that increase the understanding of underwater vehicles, enabling the safe drive with or without driver on board.Autonomous underwater vehicle manufacturers are found to adopt primarily three kinds of approaches, namely acquisitions, collaborations and product launches, to create distinctive brand value and enrich their global market shares. Manufacturers of autonomous underwater vehicles are installing state-of-the-art sensor systems like Sonar. Atlas Elektronik GmbH, Bluefin Robotics, Saab Group, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Boston Engineering Corporation, Oceanserver Technology, International Submarine Engineering (ISE) Ltd., Kongsberg Groups, Teledyne Technologies, Eca Group, Graal, Inc., and Fugro are major players working in the AUV market. Key Topics Covered: 1. Overview and Scope2. Executive Summary 3. Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Market Insights4. Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Market Size and Forecast by Technology4.1. Global Autonomous Underwater Vehicle market share by technology, 2019 & 20274.2. Collision Avoidance4.3. Navigation4.4. Communication4.5. Imagery4.6. Propulsion5. Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Market Size and Forecast by AUV Type5.1. Global Autonomous Underwater Vehicle market share by type, 2019 & 20275.2. Shallow AUV5.3. Medium AUV5.4. Large AUV6. Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Market Size and Forecast by Payload6.1. Global Autonomous Underwater Vehicle market share by payload, 2019 & 20276.2. Sensors6.3. Cameras6.4. Synthetic Aperture Sonars6.5. Echo Sounders6.6. Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers6.7. Other Payload7. Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Market Size and Forecast by Application7.1. Global Autonomous Underwater Vehicle market share by application, 2019 & 20277.2. Army & defense7.3. Petroleum & gas7.4. Environmental security & tracking7.5. Oceanography7.6. Archeology & exploration7.7. Search & rescue activities8. Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Market Size and Forecast by Region8.1. Global autonomous underwater vehicle market share by region, 2019 & 20279. Company Profiles Sonar. Atlas Elektronik GmbHBluefin RoboticsSaab GroupLockheed Martin CorporationBoston Engineering CorporationOceanserver TechnologyInternational Submarine Engineering (ISE) Ltd.Kongsberg GroupsTeledyne TechnologiesECA GroupGraal Inc.Fugro For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/k2kz5n CONTACT: CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager email@example.com For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900