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Walmart Takes New Step Toward Making Aerial Deliveries Routine

Walmart Takes New Step Toward Making Aerial Deliveries Routine Walmart and DroneUp join forces to start drone delivery service. (Walmart)

Walmart Inc. is expanding its efforts to offer aerial deliveries to homes, joining with startup DroneUp to begin dropping off items ranging from cans of tuna to children’s thermometers.

Alan Levine and Brendan Case | Bloomberg News
November 22, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Alphabet’s Wing Nears 100,000th Package Delivery

An Alphabet Inc. Google X Project Wing delivery drone An Alphabet Inc. Google X Project Wing delivery drone flies during a demonstration at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. (Charles Mostoller/Bloomberg News)

Alphabet Inc.’s Wing subsidiary is about to reach a milestone in the fledgling drone-delivery business: Any day now it will deliver its 100,000th package to a customer.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
August 25, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

How Drones Help Workers Inspect Wind Turbines

Wind Power Wind turbines at a wind farm. (Timothy Fadek/Bloomberg News)

Nearthlab’s drones use artificial intelligence and laser technologies to help pinpoint potential damage and reduce the chance of accidents during human inspections of wind turbines.

Saijel Kishan | Bloomberg News 
July 28, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

Drone Demo Offers a Taste of the Future of Delivery

A Deuce Drone on a landing target mat A Deuce Drone is displayed on a landing target mat. (Lawrence Specker/Alabama Media Group)

A Deuce Drone flew some smoothies to waiting consumers June 1 in Mobile, Ala., but the real payload might have been a peek at the legislative support that drone delivery startups need in order to get off the ground.

Lawrence Specker | Alabama Media Group
June 2, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Kroger Joins Drone Delivery Race With Pilot From Ohio Store

Kroger Kroger Co.

Kroger Co. is diving into drone delivery, starting a pilot at a store near its Cincinnati headquarters.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
May 3, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Satellite Firm Develops Long-Distance System for Delivery Drones

Man flies a drone. (Chip Chipman/Bloomberg News)

Inmarsat Group Holdings Ltd. says it has found a way to safely fly civil drones over long distances, a step that may help pave the way for mass adoption by industries from transportation to energy and infrastructure.

Thomas Seal | Bloomberg News
June 11, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Zipline Medical Drones Begin Flying in the US

A drone launches from Zipline's California test facility. A drone launches from Zipline's California test facility. (Roksenhorn/Creative Commons)

On May 22, before Memorial Day, a six-foot long, red-and-white drone took off from a field in Kannapolis, N.C., flew 15 miles west over suburban Charlotte to Novant Health’s Huntersville Medical Center, and dropped a box of protective masks in a designated spot next to the parking lot.

Ira Boudway | Bloomberg News
May 27, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

UPS to Fly Medications by Drone to Florida Retirement Community

Andreas Raptopoulos, CEO of UPS partner Matternet, walks next to an operator carrying a drone used for medical specimens delivery in North Carolina in March 2019. Andreas Raptopoulos, CEO of UPS partner Matternet, walks next to an operator carrying a drone used for medical specimens delivery in North Carolina in March 2019. (Jonathan Drew/Associated Press)

UPS Inc. will use drones to fill prescriptions for residents of The Villages in Florida, one of the country’s biggest retirement communities, amid a lockdown to halt the coronavirus.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
April 27, 2020
Business, Logistics

Alphabet’s Drone Delivery Service in Virginia Sees Surge During Pandemic

An Alphabet Wing drone delivers a package at home during a demonstration in Blacksburg, Va., in 2018. An Alphabet Wing drone delivers a package at home during a demonstration in Blacksburg, Va., in 2018. (Charles Mostoller/Bloomberg News)

Alphabet Inc.’s Wing unit is seeing a dramatic increase in the number of customers using its drone delivery service in rural Virginia during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
April 8, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous

Drones Need Tracking Network for Expanded Flights, FAA Says

drones An Amazon drone. (Amazon.com)

All but the smallest civilian drones would have to broadcast radio tracking data to ensure greater safety and prevent terrorism under a sweeping proposal unveiled by U.S. regulators Dec. 26.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
December 27, 2019

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