Where Are the Drones? Not In the Sky & Here's Why
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In 2013, Jeff Bezos revealed plans for Prime Air – Amazon's drone delivery service. 2014 saw announcements of major logistics companies partnering with emerging drone startups. By 2017, there was radio silence. The hype largely fizzled out and drone delivery never really materialized beyond basic proof of concept tests. Only a few companies were the exception, such as Zipline, which thrived on highly-specific use cases.
Delivery Drones enable remote medical triage for Search and Rescue Operations
Researchers at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) have demonstrated the value of drone delivery platforms to assist in search and rescue operations, by providing remote guided medical triage for simulated injured hikers. Leveraging remote medical triage will help buy rescuers invaluable time to reach victims and extract them to a trauma centre.
Dronamics and Cranfield Aerospace Solutions to develop hydrogen-fuel technology for cargo drones
Dronamics, the leading middle-mile cargo drone developer and operator, and Cranfield Aerospace Solutions (CAeS), a leading innovator in the development of zero emissions solutions for aerospace, announced that they will be combining their expertise to integrate hydrogen fuel-cell technology into the Black Swan, the long-range cargo drone developed by Dronamics.
Drones in cities are a bad idea
It's year five, or maybe 10, of "drones are going to revolutionize transport," and so far we've got very little to show for it. Maybe it's time to put these foolish ambitions to rest and focus on where this technology could actually do some good, rather than pad out a billionaire's bottom line or let the rich skip traffic.
One state maps out its drone-enabled future
The Ohio Department of Transportation is testing its uncrewed traffic management system that would allow drones to operate at low altitudes beyond the operator's line of sight.
Commercial Drone Alliance uses old-school lobbying in next-generation AAM sector
Rebounding off its participation in the August 3 White House summit on advanced air mobility (AAM), sector lobbying organization Commercial Drone Alliance has gone on the offensive with praise of the Biden administration's initiative in support of next-generation aerial activities, but with criticism of regulatory constrictions it says stifles increased UAV services in the US.
The Race For Last Mile Drones
The Race For Last Mile Drones
I cover logistics and supply chain management.
Aug 16, 2022,08:57am EDT
A pie from the sky: The future of drone deliveries is suburban
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Picture it. Using an app, you order a new mobile phone on Amazon or a burger from your favorite restaurant. A mere 20 minutes later, you get an alert on your phone and head out to the backyard to see a drone descending from the sky holding your package. Your package gently drops to the ground, and the drone flies off. And it's being led by retail behemoths Amazon, Walmart, and a slew of food delivery companies.
Drone future: Why your next package may be delivered from above
North Bay Nusiness Journal
Before the COVID pandemic, a trickle of homeowners and apartment tenants had delivery trucks combing their streets dropping off internet-purchased packages.
The pandemic has accelerated the trickle to a flood, not only the delivering but the need for safe, secure storage upon drop-off.
Amazon Drone Delivery Video Reveals Delivery Mode and More
The newly release Amazon drone delivery video, embedded below, shows off Amazon's latest aircraft model – and reveals their proposed mode of delivery. Amazon's delivery program is set to begin in California and Texas later this year.
Traffic Jam at 400 Feet
NASA and the FAA are working to revolutionize air traffic control for the drone era.
Alphabet’s Wing Reveals New Drone Prototype: Increasing Capacity for More Drone Deliveries
In a blog post, Wing CEO Adam Woodworth wrote that Wing is developing an "aircraft library" – a "variety of different vehicles tailored for specific use cases." Having proven the viability of commercial drone delivery, Wing is now working to address supply chain issues througout the ecosystem – from the delivery of one small bottle of medicine to the delivery of larger objects.
Building the Infrastructure for Advanced Air Mobility
Small drones delivering packages, air taxis carrying passengers, or air ambulance providing lifesaving transportation – these are just some of the concepts NASA's Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) mission is helping get into our skies. For these aircraft to safely operate, cities, suburbs, and rural areas will need new or enhanced infrastructure.
AgEagle reports backlogged sales of $2 Million fueled by growing global demand for MicaSense drone sensors
AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc. (NYSE American: UAVS) ("AgEagle" or the "Company"), an industry-leading provider of full-stack drone, sensor and software solutions for commercial and government/defense use, today reported that steps taken to increase supply due to significant demand for its new MicaSense Altum-PT and RedEdge-P sensors, and its legacy RedEdge-MX sensors, will enable the Company to ship more than $2 million in backlogged purchase orders in the third quarter, ending September 30, 2022. In addition, AgEagle expects to meet ongoing global market demand for its multispectral sensors moving forward, notwithstanding any further unforeseen delays.
Caltech Engineers Developed Neural-Fly: A Deep Learning Method That Can Help Drones To Withstand Violent Winds
The commercialization of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) necessitates that their control becomes more precise and responsive. For instance, drone delivery necessitates transporting goods to a confined target area in a variety of weather conditions; drone rescue and search necessitates entering and searching collapsed buildings with limited space; and urban air mobility necessitates a flying car to closely adhere to a planned trajectory to avoid collision in the presence of strong, unpredictable winds.
K-State Salina again selected to support national UAS prize competition
Following its successful coordination of the recent First Responder Unmanned Aircraft System Triple Challenge, Kansas State University Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus has again been selected to lead an unmanned aircraft systems competition that will award prize money to winners.
We’re Bringing the Convenience of Drone Delivery to 4 Million U.S. Households in Partnership with DroneUp
David Guggina, Senior Vice President of Innovation and Automation, Walmart U.S.
says WalMart continues to expand delivery operations to help customers get the items they need when they need them, and it's been an exciting journey. From Express delivery, where customers can have items delivered to their doorsteps in as little as two hours, to InHome, where they can get those orders placed right into their refrigerators, we're proud to offer customers multiple options that help them save time and money.
AAM Is Bigger Than Just Aircraft, Panelists Advise
Advanced air mobility (AAM) vehicles may be the aviation industry's shiny new object, but there is more to consider before they become commercially viable—not the least of which is the ground infrastructure that will support them, AAM stakeholders say.
Drone Infrastructure More Cost Effective Than Traditional Delivery
When infrastructure breaks down, business slows down. If you have ever sat in a traffic jam caused by road construction, you know what I'm talking about. Traffic congestion slows down everyone, including the more than 1.3 million delivery drivers on the road in the US. In his book The Road Taken: The History and Future of America's Infrastructure, Henry Petroski says traffic congestion is costing the US economy more than $120 billion per year.
FAA Approves Airworthiness Requirements for Wingcopter
German drone delivery company Wingcopter announced on May 11th that the Federal Aviation Administration has issued the Special Class Airworthiness Criteria for the Wingcopter 198 US unmanned aircraft. This approval marks an important milestone in the certification process of Wingcopter's flagship eVTOL delivery drone in the U.S.