the case of Grottaglie Test Bed and Bari Open Innovation Hub.
Distretto Tecnologico Aerospaziale is a diffusive test and research place where researchers and stakeholders can experiment with new forms of mobility and logistics, with the goal of:
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- Increasing knowledge on the topics of autonomous driving and Smart Cities.
- Increasing the capacity of Local Entities – i.e. public administration, research, and business – promoting innovation and exploring new business models.
- Attracting capital and investment, thereby improving the competitive positioning of the economy – local and national.
Since the beginning of their collaboration in 2019, Volocopter and DB Schenker have been assessing use cases for business-to-business drone services in logistics. This presentation will provide a glimpse into what the future of logistics looks like using Volocopter’s heavy-lift drone, the VoloDrone.
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High-level discussion of cargo aircraft functionality, and how its functional architecture breakdown and concept of operation provide a framework for Cargo Handling System design.
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This presentation will discuss policy options for the successful integration of drones into the transport system. It will examine concerns about the acceptability, efficiency and sustainability of drone transport. The topics discussed will cover passenger and freight drones with different payloads and ranges, and also addresses other drone uses that support the transport sector.
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HARMONY envisages providing a new generation of harmonised spatial and multimodal transport planning tools which comprehensively model new forms of mobility for people and freight, and their business dynamics of the changing transport sector and spatial organisation. This will enable metropolitan area authorities to lead the transition to a low-carbon new mobility era in a sustainable manner.
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Cities and regions with an airport in their territory face very specific challenges. Coming up is new one: unmanned aircraft, specially cargo one. We can not close our eyes in front of this new situation as it has been the case with other revolutions in “micro-mobility”, therefore ARC is leading common positions to be undertaken by policy makers dealing with the future reality.
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Drones are going to be a critical step in logistics technology, but that only solves half of the problem. The often overlooked part in drone delivery is the supporting systems that enable safer and more efficient systems. Drone infrastructure is critical in bridging that gap. Infrastructure that charges the drones, house the drone, and perform package handling autonomously that removes the drone-human interaction makes the process exponentially safer and more effective.
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Investors require IP to invest, but patents are expensive and slow. This cycle can be broken using pragmatic choices, such as filing first in The Netherlands, filing only in the US, filing i-Depots, writing parts of the application yourself, cramming many inventions in one application, only protecting in DE/FR/UK, and filing utility models/designs.
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presentation by Jan Willem van Dijk, Innovation Manager, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, The Netherlands, at ONLINE Unmanned Aircraft Conference, 8 December 2020, 16:30 – 20:30 CET. REGISTER HERE to attend.
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presentation by Olivier Defawe, Director Health Systems, VillageReach, at ONLINE Unmanned Aircraft Conference, 8 December 2020, 16:30 – 20:30 CET. REGISTER HERE to attend.
Headlines are everywhere: “This is the golden age of drone delivery.” Without a doubt, drones have the potential to transform healthcare logistics, and COVID-19 heightens the urgency. Global interest has grown, and drone service providers are poised to respond. But despite the headlines, few drone delivery operations have been sustained for longer than a few months or been scaled-up to a national level. During this talk, I will review and question the use of light cargo drones in response to the pandemic.
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