The RPAS UPD project aims to utilise RPAS technology to provide a high-performing unmanned delivery solution for customers in remote locations. On track for completion within 36 months, the project incorporates a technical and commercial feasibility study into the use of remotely piloted systems in parcel delivery, culminating in the eventual demonstration and operation of a live UPD service to customers in hard-to-reach locations. Continue reading →
Three months after Alphabet, Google’s parent company, delivered hundreds of Chipotle burritos with drones in Blacksburg, the company says the experiment was a “complete success.” But that’s about the extent of what the tight-lipped tech giant is willing to discuss.
Amazon’s latest patent, called ‘Countermeasure for Threats to an Uncrewed Autonomous Vehicle’, was filed on November 17, 2014 and was published last week. If a drone is stuck with a rock, gun or even an arrow, the system will deploy ‘a protective device such as an airbag, foam, parachute, bumper and so forth’.
Once a week the drone of DPDgroup connects Saint-Maximin-La-Sainte-Baume to Pourrières, in the Var. This line delivers an isolated business incubator that brings together a dozen start-ups in the field of technology. From now on, their parcels delivered by Chronopost and DPD France will be shipped by drone from the Pickup relay in Saint-Maximin. Continue reading →
The Amazon is home to thousands of local indigenous communities spread across very remote areas. As a result, these sparsely populated communities rarely have reliable access to essential medicines and public health services. For example, local doctors in the region report an average of 45 snakebites per month and no rapid access to antivenom. Continue reading →
The French General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) has authorized DPDgroup, an international express subsidiary of Groupe La Poste, to deliver parcels by drone on a regular commercial line in the Var. After the testing phase, we now undertake the experimental phase on this 15 km line in the Var. Continue reading →
Amazon said it has delivered its first Prime Air order. Last week, one of the company’s drones dropped off an Amazon Fire TV and bag of popcorn in the backyard of a customer near Cambridge, England — 13 minutes after the customer ordered it online. Continue reading →