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.Continue reading “Why infrastructure is the key for drone delivery to go mainstream”
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.Continue reading “The potential of last mile drones delivery in a Pandemic”
Matternet M2 drone system to be deployed in Tokyo’s new drone logistics project and utilized to assess drone delivery healthcare opportunities in Japan
Japan Airlines (JAL) and Matternet signed an MOU to assess drone delivery healthcare opportunities and develop a future drone healthcare delivery business in Japan utilizing Matternet’s world-leading M2 urban drone logistics platform.Continue reading “JAL and Matternet start Drone Delivery Project in Japan”
by Wes Shover, Head of US Operations, Flytrex Aviation
Flytrex provides comprehensive autonomous drone delivery systems that enable any business, from SMBs to e-commerce giants, to integrate on-demand autonomous drone delivery into their offering. From facilitating the regulatory process to providing the drones, a cloud-based drone management system, insurance and maintenance, Flytrex is the leading end-to-end drone logistics service spearheading the drone revolution. In this presentation we will share what we have learned through the operational experience in Iceland, Latin America, and the United States.Continue reading “Flytrex – Scalable Drone Delivery Operations”
by Basil Yap, UAS Program Manager, North Carolina Department of Transportation – Division of Aviation
On a warm summer day in August 2018, public and private officials gathered on the campus of WakeMed Health & Hospitals in Raleigh, N.C., to watch history in the making – the first medical package delivery over people using an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) in the United States.
A month later, dramatic imagery captured by drones during the state’s first coordinated drone disaster response showed the public and the world the devastation occurring in eastern North Carolina from Hurricane Florence and helped guide response and recovery efforts.Continue reading “Drone Delivery Operations: Medical and Food Delivery in North Carolina”
Yates Electrospace Corporation announced that the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL) has selected the company’s Silent Arrow®
product line of autonomous cargo aircraft for a 12-month flight test program. Continue reading “Yates Electrospace Corporation Receives Government Contract to Build and Fly Ten Aircraft”
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”
Imagine you’re at a concert watching your favorite band, and out of the corner of your eye you notice a tethered drone hovering nearby.
But this drone isn’t taking photos or videos of the band. It’s temporarily providing enhanced LTE wireless coverage at the packed venue so you, along with thousands of others in attendance, can simultaneously send photos and videos to share the moment. Continue reading “Drones to deliver data and more (Video)”
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)”
A new patent awarded to Google outlines a device that can call for a drone to fly in with specific medical equipment. Last year, Google patented the idea of flying drones to medical emergencies with life-saving technology onboard, and now it seems the tech giant has a plan for how we would contact these drones. Continue reading “Google Receives Patent for Medical Supplies Delivery Drone”