Category Archives: Transport

ESA’s Unmanned Parcel Delivery Project

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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

More About French Postal Drone Service

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

First Ever Cargo Drone Deliveries in Amazon Rainforest

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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