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Uber Eats Takes Off

Uber Eats Takes Off

Check out the new drone Uber Eats will be flying in official test runs in 2020! The six rotors can change position for vertical takeoffs and landings and can carry meals for up two people. Its battery can handle a 12-mile round trip, about an 18-minute flight. Uber will use its airspace management system, Elevate […]
DroneDek: Mailbox on Steroids

DroneDek: Mailbox on Steroids

DroneDek says it has been awarded a U.S. patent for what it describes as “last-mile drone delivery.” The company claims that it will “disrupt the parcel, package and mail delivery industry by leveraging several patent claims…that combine to make it a ‘mailbox on steroids.’” DroneDek aims to solve drone delivery by offering ultimate convenience. Shipping […]

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UPS Flight Forward

UPS Flight Forward

UPS subsidiary UPS Flight Forward Inc. just announced it has received the U.S. government’s first full Part 135 Standard certification to operate a drone airline. The company will initially expand its drone delivery service further to support hospital campuses around the country, and to provide solutions for customers beyond those in the healthcare industry. UPS Flight […]
DHL & EHang Join Forces

DHL & EHang Join Forces

DHL Express, the world’s leading international express delivery service provider, and the world’s leading intelligent autonomous aerial vehicle company EHang have entered into a strategic partnership to jointly launch a fully automated and intelligent smart drone delivery solution to tackle the last-mile delivery challenges in the urban areas of China. The launch ceremony was held […]

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Drone Delivery Canada Grows

Drone Delivery Canada Grows

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Air Canada effective May 29, 2019 whereby Air Canada Cargo will market and sell DDC’s drone delivery services in Canada using Air Canada Cargo’s marketing and sales platforms and resources. Pursuant to the terms of the agreement and subject to DDC obtaining required regulatory approvals, DDC will […]
Amazon’s Prime Air Delivery

Amazon’s Prime Air Delivery

Within a matter of months, your future Amazon orders could be delivered by an autonomous drone. Officials with the online shopping giant unveiled the latest Prime Air drone design Wednesday at Amazon’s re:MARS Conference (Machine Learning, Automation, Robotics and Space) in Las Vegas. “We’ve been hard at work building fully electric drones that can fly up to 15 […]

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Australian company nabs first drone delivery approval

Australian company nabs first drone delivery approval

Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has approved Project Wing’s plans for drone delivery of food and medicine in suburbs around the capital city of Canberra, a “world-first,” according to a new report by the Guardian. Project Wing, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet, has been testing self-flying delivery drones in Australia for over a […]
Med Drone Flies in Ghana

Med Drone Flies in Ghana

Zipline and the Ghanaian government have launched a drone delivery network in Ghana. Operating from four distribution centers, Zipline drones will deliver vaccines, blood, and medications to health facilities in remote areas. The U.S. company plans to conduct 600 flights each day. According to Zipline co-founder and CEO Keller Rinaudo, it will be the “largest […]

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Smart Drone Delivery Mailbox

Smart Drone Delivery Mailbox

Delivery drones are all over the news, but no one has solved some of the practical issues with getting packages via air, like a designated landing spot. Enter Valqari, a Chicago-based start-up and its patented Smart Drone Delivery Mailbox, a universal drone receptacle for package delivery and pick-up. Backed with a strong international patent portfolio, […]
UPS Lab Sample Delivery

UPS Lab Sample Delivery

Medical staff at WakeMed Health & Hospitals are testing a new way to transport lab samples across the health system’s Raleigh, N.C., facilities: drones. The program, part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s pilot program to assess drone use for various applications, kicked off in August. Spearheaded by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the first […]
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