Last year we wrote about Horsefly, but they have taken the next step.
U.S. firm Workhorse has created the system “HorseFly” that has managed to stick to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) latest rules.
The drone can travel at 50 miles per hour, carry a 10 pound package and fly for 30 minutes. Workhorse’s idea is to address the last mile of delivery – places trucks or vans can’t reach such as rural areas.
Earlier this year, the FAA issued new rules on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). One of the key points was that drones needed to remain in the visual line-of-sight of the operator, something that essentially thwarted Amazon’s plans for drone delivery. Read more….