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Walmart is starting to deliver your packages by drone

Walmart has partnered with Flytrex to deliver grocery and household items via drone.
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Indian drone maker TechEagle to start drone deliveries in Ethiopia

Gurugram-based drone company, TechEagle Innovations has partnered with Ethiopian e-commerce company Addis Mercato to begin beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone deliveries of healthcare and other essential items in Ethiopia, the company said in a statement on Monday. Vikram Singh Meena, TechEagle’s co-founder and CEO told MediaNama that Addis Mercato is in the process of seeking necessary regulatory approvals in Ethiopia, and the two companies are planning to start this operation in the firs...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Drones, Vodafone, Ethiopia, Zomato, Drone Delivery, Home Ministry, Meena, Medianama, DGCA, BVLOS, TechEagle Innovations, TechEagle, Addis Mercato


Amazon’s Prime Air drone delivery plan takes important step forward

The FAA's decision paves the way for Amazon to conduct more ambitious drone tests
Tags: Amazon, News, Trends, Drones, Prime Air, Faa, Drone Delivery, Delivery Drones, Breaking Twitter


Amazon gets FAA approval for drone delivery trials

U.S. regulatory approval for UAV delivery tests brings Amazon Prime Air closer to goal of delivery times under 30 minutes Amazon.com said Monday its drone-based delivery service has received approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that allows the company to start testing commercial deliveries with its UAV fleet. Amazon Prime Air is the company's special service delivering packages in 30 minutes or less, reports Reuters: The company joins Alphabet Inc's unit Wing and...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Business, News, Bloomberg, Amazon Prime, Amazon com, Drones, Uavs, Amazon Prime Air, Jeff Bezos, Faa, Cnbc, Drone Delivery, Reuters, Alphabet Inc


Delivery drones could hitch rides on public buses

Delivery drones could someday hitch rides on public buses to dramatically extend their range in cities. Stanford’s Intelligent Systems Laboratory and Autonomous Systems Lab modeled such a system to see if it even makes sense. According to their research paper, it does. In theory, anyway. Evan Ackerman writes in IEEE Spectrum: The first thing to understand about this paper is that it’s not trying to solve any of the practical problems surrounding the real-world deployment of a delivery net...
Tags: Post, Technology, News, Stanford, San Francisco, Drones, Uavs, Robotics, Drone Delivery, Evan Ackerman


Google’s Wing drones to drop off library books for kids

There's surely no cooler way to receive a library book
Tags: Google, News, Trends, Drone Delivery, Delivery Drones, Wing, Google Wing


Google’s Drone Delivery Service Now Dropping Library Books to Kids

Book-loving kids in Christiansburg, Va., are about to get a special delivery to ease the boredom of summer quarantine (and months of being stuck at home). Google will soon start dropping books to kids via its drone delivery service, Wing, according to the Washington Post. Now they can get their hands on a copy of The…Read more...
Tags: Google, Books, Science, Washington Post, Schools, Drone Delivery, CHRISTIANSBURG Va, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Zipline begins US medical delivery with UAV program honed in Africa

Drones are being deployed in the fight to curb COVID-19 in the U.S. Novant Health and California based UAV delivery startup Zipline have launched distribution of personal protective gear and medical equipment in North Carolina. Novant is a non-profit healthcare provider with a network in the Southeastern United States. Through the partnership, Zipline’s drones will make 32 mile flights on two routes between Novant Health’s emergency drone fulfillment center in Kannapolis to the company’s me...
Tags: TC, Florida, Technology, California, Virginia, Africa, US, Articles, San Francisco, Tech, Spokesperson, Ceo, UPS, United States, South Africa, President


CVS and UPS Now Delivering Prescription Drugs Via Drone in Florida

Something as simple as going to the grocery store or picking up prescription medication has become a more serious activity for persons who are at a higher risk of contracting covid-19. But grocery deliveries and special shopping hours are sometimes easier to come by than getting prescriptions delivered to your front…Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, UPS, Drones, Cvs, Drone Delivery


UPS partners with Wingcopter to develop new multipurpose drone delivery fleet

UPS is working with German startup Wingcopter to develop a new type of delivery drone, to be used for the logistics company’s growing commercial drone deliver efforts both in the U.S. and globally. Wingcopter has already designed an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that have ranges of up to 75 miles, and can achieve speeds as high as 150 miles per hour, in conditions include windspeeds of up to 45 miles per hour. The two originally entered into a partnership last Decembe...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Technology, Germany, Articles, Merck, UPS, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Quadcopter, United States, Healthcare, Aviation, Robotics, Aerospace, Unicef


This awesome drone station could be coming to a hospital near you

It's part of a highly autonomous drone delivery system for medical samples
Tags: News, Trends, Drone, Drones, Drone Delivery, Emerging Tech, Matternet, Drone Station, Matternet Station


Matternet’s new drone landing station looks like a sci-fi movie prop

Drones making deliveries is of course the hot new hyperlocal tech play, but where are these futuristic aircraft supposed to land? On the lawn? Matternet has built a landing station for its cargo drones that looks less like a piece of infrastructure and more like a death ray from a ’60s sci-fi movie. Far from the free-form delivery network envisioned by Prime Air or the like, Matternet’s drone deployments have been fixed point-to-point affairs focused on quickly connecting a handful of locatio...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Tech, UPS, Artificial Intelligence, Drones, Switzerland, San Diego, North Carolina, Aerospace, Drone Delivery, UCSD, Matternet


Is resurrecting Google’s BookBot the need of the hour?

Everyone in Silicon Valley is trying to design something straight out of the future. We treat science and technology as the end all be all of our issues and rightfully so, but here is an unpopular opinion – do we REALLY need technology in every aspect of our lives to make it better? A decade ago, robots doing all our tasks were just a thing of movies and today we don’t go a day without interacting with a robot – think about it, even if you call a place there is a 99% chance an automated voice ...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Design, Technology, California, Lifestyle, Silicon Valley, Appliances, Robot, Delivery, Editorial, Delivery Service, Drone Delivery, Product Design, Mountain View Library, Mountain Valley


German drone delivery trial paves the way to replacing trucks for inter-office deliveries

Drone startup Wingcopter, working with partners Merck and the Frankfurt University of Applied Science, has completed a first flight of a new drone delivery trial designed to show the benefits of using drones instead of trucks or other road faring vehicles for moving small cargo between two physically separate office facilities. This first flight covered around 25 km (roughly 15.5 miles), taking a sample of pigments from one Merck lab in Gernsheim to its headquarters in Darmstadt in Germany. T...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Europe, Germany, Tech, Merck, UPS, Drones, Aerospace, Darmstadt, Fedex, Alphabet, Drone Delivery, Gernsheim, Tom Plummer


Drone delivery: Medical supplies will soon be flying around San Diego

UPS and Matternet are teaming up for a trial drone delivery service for health care facilities in San Diego.
Tags: News, Trends, UPS, Drones, San Diego, Drone Delivery, Emerging Tech, Matternet, Delivery Drone


UCSD hospital gets a drone delivery program powered by Matternet and UPS

Drone delivery may not make a lot of sense for food or parcel delivery yet, but for hospitals it could be a lifesaver. A new test program is being inaugurated at UC San Diego’s Jacobs Medical Center, where Matternet drones operated by UPS will fly blood samples and other items to and from other nearby facilities. The new program will be the third under Matternet’s belt; An earlier partnership with UPS has made some 1,900 flights at WakeMed hospital in North Carolina, and flights with SwissPos...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Tech, UPS, Drones, Robotics, North Carolina, Aerospace, Zurich, Drone Delivery, Jacobs, UC San Diego, UCSD, WakeMed, Matternet


Flying meds: UPS uses drones for deliveries to CVS customers for first time

UPS wants to use drones as well as trucks to deliver goods to customers. The shipping giant recently teamed up with CVS Pharmacy for its first trial deliveries of prescription meds to customers in the U.S.
Tags: News, Trends, UPS, Cvs, CVS Pharmacy, Drone Delivery, Emerging Tech, Drone Deliveries, Ups Flight Forward


Uber's New Delivery Drone Has a Battery Life of Just 8 Minutes and Absolutely Reeks of Vaporware

Uber has announced it’s developing a new drone it hopes to use for Uber Eats deliveries one day. But there appears to be one small problem: The drone’s battery life is reportedly just eight minutes, including loading and unloading of packages. Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Cars, Drones, Deliveries, Uber Eats, Drone Delivery, Wing, Vaporware, Project Wing, Dara Khosrowshahi, Our Garbage Future, Uber Elevate


Uber's New Delivery Drone Absolutely Reeks of Vaporware [Updated]

Uber has announced it’s developing a new drone it hopes to use for Uber Eats deliveries one day. Eric Allison, the head of Uber Elevate, talked about the new drone in Detroit yesterday at the Forbes Under 30 Summit. And while the mock-up design looks pretty cool, with rotating wings and six rotors, the details…Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Cars, Drones, Deliveries, Detroit, Uber Eats, Drone Delivery, Wing, Vaporware, Project Wing, Eric Allison, Dara Khosrowshahi, Our Garbage Future, Uber Elevate


Uber Eats is close to delivering your dinner using a drone

Uber shared a few more details about its plans to bring drone delivery to Uber Eats, unveiling a new version of its potential delivery drone.
Tags: Uber, News, Trends, Uber Eats, Drone Delivery, Emerging Tech, Delivery Drone


CVS and UPS join forces for drone deliveries to customers’ homes

More and more major companies are keen to get into the drone delivery game. Take CVS and UPS. The two firms have just teamed up to develop a drone service delivering prescription drugs and other retail items direct to customers.
Tags: News, Trends, UPS, Drones, Cvs, Drone Delivery, Delivery Drones, Emerging Tech


Wing launches the first commercial drone delivery service in the United States

Wing officially went into operation this week. The drone delivery service will be delivering over-the-counter medication to people who live and work in the town of Christiansburg, Virginia.
Tags: News, Trends, United States, Prime Air, Drone Delivery, Wing


Alphabet’s Wing begins making first commercial drone deliveries in the US

Alphabet -owned drone delivery spin-out Wing is starting to service U.S. customers, after becoming the first drone delivery company to get the federal go-ahead to do so earlier this year. Wing is working with FedEx Express and Walgreens on this pilot, and their first customers are Michael and Kelly Collver, who will get a “cough and cold pack,” which includes Tylenol, cough drops, facial tissues, Emergen-C and bottled water (do people who have colds need bottled water?). The Collvers are re...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Technology, Virginia, US, UPS, Walgreens, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Drone, United States, Faa, Aerospace, Fedex, Michael, Alphabet


Meatballs and pastries offered by Wing’s first European drone delivery service

Alphabet's Wing is getting ready to begin testing its drone delivery technology in Helsinki, Finland. At the start, customers will be able to order a variety of food and drinks, with delivery promised within about 10 minutes. The post Meatballs and pastries offered by Wing’s first European drone delivery service appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, News, Trends, Drones, Drone Delivery, Wing, Emerging Tech, Project Wing


Google’s Wing – Not Amazon — Has Landed The First Approval For Drone Delivery

Google’s Wing – Not Amazon — Has Landed The First Approval For Drone Delivery A Google offshoot just got the FAA’s first go-ahead for drone deliveries. The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday authorized Alphabet’s Wing Aviation to start delivering goods via drones later th...
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Drone delivers lifesaving kidney for transplant patient in world first

A medical facility in Maryland has become the first to use a drone to deliver a kidney for transplant into a patient. The specially built drone is capable of maintaining and monitoring a viable human organ during flight. The post Drone delivers lifesaving kidney for transplant patient in world first appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Drone delivers life-saving kidney for transplant patient in world first

A medical facility in Maryland has become the first to use a drone to deliver a kidney for transplant into a patient. The specially built drone is capable of maintaining and monitoring a viable human organ during flight. The post Drone delivers life-saving kidney for transplant patient in world first appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Maryland, Medical, Trends, Drone, Drone Delivery, Emerging Tech, Delivery Drone


Digital Trends Live: Drone delivery OK’d, Aerosmith’s immersive concert, and more

Join DT Live as we discuss the FAA's approval of delivery drones, 3D-printing advances in prosthetics and bike helmets, geoengineering against climate change, identity management, Aerosmith's immersive THX concert, and more. The post Digital Trends Live: Drone delivery OK’d, Aerosmith’s immersive concert, and more appeared first on Digital Trends.
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FAA Clears Alphabet's Wing for Home Drone Deliveries in Virginia

Alphabet’s Project Wing has gained approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct commercial drone flights in Virginia. Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Science, Virginia, Drones, Faa, Alphabet, Federal Aviation Administration, Drone Delivery, Wing, Elaine Chao, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, Project Wing, Air Carrier Certification, Wing for Home Drone Deliveries


Alphabet’s Wing gets FAA permission to start delivering by drone

Wing Aviation, the drone-based delivery startup born out of Google’s X labs, has received the first FAA certification in the country for commercial carriage of goods. It might not be long before you’re getting your burritos sent par avion. The company has been performing tests for years, making thousands of flights and supervised deliveries to show that its drones are safe and effective. Many of those flights were in Australia, where in suburban Canberra the company recently began its first c...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Transportation, Hardware, Australia, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Drones, Finland, Canberra, Robotics, Faa, Alphabet, Drone Delivery, Wing, Project Wing