Transport Canada approves autonomous delivery test in Class E airspace by Drone Delivery Canada
Drone Delivery Canada tested its service with Transport Canada approval in airspace that hosts “hundreds of daily helicopter and aircraft flights,” the company said. Autonomous delivery was tested in the Moose Factory and Moosonee communities in Ontario. Continue reading “Transport Canada approves autonomous delivery test in Class E airspace by Drone Delivery Canada”
The proposed drone delivery service born in Google’s experimental labs will test its system at a U.S. site, the White House announced as part of an initiative to push research and safety measures for unmanned flight. Continue reading “Google gets oke to test drone delivery”
Amazon has today announced a partnership with the UK Government to explore the steps needed to make the delivery of parcels by small drones a reality, allowing Amazon to trial new methods of testing its delivery systems.
A cross-Government team supported by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has provided Amazon with permissions to explore three key innovations: beyond line of sight operations in rural and suburban areas, testing sensor performance to make sure the drones can identify and avoid obstacles, and flights where one person operates multiple highly-automated drones. Continue reading “New Program Will Explore the Safe Use of Drones for Delivery”
Soon, you won’t only have to look up to spot a drone, you’ll see them on the sidewalk, because this cute six-wheeled land drone from Starship Technologies is almost ready to start making deliveries. It’s in the testing phase around the world, while the company is signing partnerships with interested businesses. Continue reading “Sidewalk drones to roll along streets in London soon (Video)”
The government of Rwanda has signed an agreement with US-based Zipline International for an infrastructure for drones, which will deliver medical supplies throughout the country.
The drones will not encounter difficulties from the challenging terrain faced by existing transportation, improving the efficiency of health supply chains. Continue reading “Rwanda government signs agreement with US-based company for drone infrastructure (Video)”
Wal-Mart Stores Inc applied Monday to U.S. regulators for permission to test drones for home delivery, curbside pickup and checking warehouse inventories, a sign it plans to go head-to-head with Amazon in using drones to fill and deliver online orders.
The world’s largest retailer by revenue has for several months been conducting indoor tests of small unmanned aircraft systems – the term regulators use for drones – and is now seeking for the first time to test the machines outdoors. It plans to use drones manufactured by China’s SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd. Continue reading “Wal-Mart Stores to Test Drones for Home Delivery”
On March 19, 2015, The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an experimental airworthiness certificate to an Amazon Logistics, Inc. unmanned aircraft (UAS) design that the company will use for research and development and crew training. Continue reading “US approves Amazon drone trial”
The project is being developed at Google X, the company’s clandestine tech research arm, which is also responsible for its self-driving car. Project Wing has been running for two years, but was a secret until now. Google said that its long-term goal was to develop drones that could be used for disaster relief by delivering aid to isolated areas. Continue reading “Google has tested autonomous aerial vehicles for goods deliveries (VIDEO)”
The U.S. Army is testing an unmanned version of its famous Black Hawk helicopter. The pilotless, 5-ton drone could one day be used to deliver cargo and supplies to troops autonomously. Continue reading “US Army Testing Pilotless Black Hawk Helicopter”
Present at the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference will be dr. Alex Chong – principal lecturer – and mr. Seetloo & miss Selaru – final year students MEng Aeronautical Engineering. They are from University of South Wales (USW) and will broach the subject: The Design, Development & Testing of a Launch Pod Off an UCA. Continue reading “Dr. Alex Chong speaks at UCA Conference: "The design, development & testing of a launch pod off an UCA"”