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Ford Explores Drone Delivery from Self-driving Vans

Ford unveiled a new concept at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today: an electric self-driving delivery van that can launch a fleet of drones to pick up and drop off packages in hard-to-reach places. The automaker said the idea fits into its self-styled “City of Tomorrow,” a high concept vision of the future involving autonomous vehicles, ride-sharing, and a bevy of other transportation buzz words. “Autolivery,” as the concept is called, is geared toward solving the last-mile challenge in delivery, specifically the last 15 meters between the delivery truck and…

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NASA Aircraft Assists in FAA-Approved Drone Medical Supply Delivery Research

  Drone medical supply delivery is a great use case for our industry – NASA, Flirtey, and others come together to test this with the Let’s Fly Wisely project PublicDomainPictures / Pixabay We have chatted with NASA in the past about this project and excited to see that it has successfully completed.  While we are lining up another interview with NASA to further explore the project outcomes we wanted to share this press release with you now. WASHINGTON, July 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Some underserved Virginia patients were among the first to be officially…

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Global drone delivery news – mid July 2015

  Drone delivery services continue to be hyped.  Most are simply trials but they are worth paying attention to as they point to services that are not far off. If you hear drone delivery you are most likely to think about Amazon.  While Amazon’s efforts are the most well known there is are a constant supply of stories coming out daily on this topic. Fastway Drone Delivery Trials taking place in New Zealand. Fastway New Zealand undertook a trial of the collaborative service, using a Flirtey drone to transport auto…

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Flytrex and The Flytrex Sky – A drone that operates in the cloud

  The Flytrex Sky is operating in the cloud, both physically and in terms of software operation.  Will it be secure and scalable enough for drone delivery? PCMag ran an article the other day noting that the Flytrex Sky Drone is promising to be a platform for drone-based delivery services.  Running via a cloud-based service can add security risks, we wanted to learn more. Q. Could you tell our readers a bit about Flytrex and the Flytrex Sky drone? Flytrex is a drone and drone accessories company, for the past 2 years we’ve been developing…

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Flipkart is looking to rural delivery, using drones, in India

While commercial drone use is not yet legal in India, their top e-tailer is looking ahead to rural delivery with drones StillWorksImagery / Pixabay The Amazon of India, Flipkart, is hoping to bring drone delivery services to rural parts of India.  While drone regulations in India do not yet permit commercial uses of drones they are planning ahead, and pushing for a drone-filled future with drones helping with rural delivery. The Hindustan Times is reporting: “India’s leading e-tailer Flipkart is thinking beyond the horizon. It wants to use drones to…

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UAV Delivery Service: First commercial UK drone delivery

Drone Delivery Services are a real possibility Drone Deliveries This press release should remind us all that a drone delivery service is possible and, in time, feasible.  There are many issues and challenges ahead (both technology and legal) but we are on a path that will one day lead to uav delivery service being commonplace. On 13th March 2015, FPS, a nationwide supply chain solution provider, completed what is believed to be the first UK B2B delivery to be made by a drone. Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire / Sheffield, South Yorkshire (PRWEB UK) 24…

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