drone

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
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Drones That Do the Work of 500 Farmers Transform Palm Oil

Drone for palm oil Plantation workers operates drones for plantation mapping and monitoring in Genting Tanah Merah Estate, owned by Genting Plantations Bhd., in Johore, Malaysia. (Joshua Paul/Bloomberg News)

As haze blanketed large tracts of Southeast Asia last month, office workers with Genting Plantations Bhd. in Jakarta were investigating the source of the choking smoke more than a thousand kilometers away.

Anuradha Raghu | Bloomberg News
November 19, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Microsoft Wants to Teach Drones, Robots, Drills How to Think

Microsoft Microsoft logo. (Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg News)

Microsoft Corp. and technology rivals spend a lot of time talking about machine learning. Now Microsoft is talking about something called machine teaching.

Dina Bass | Bloomberg News
November 4, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

FedEx Completes First Commercial Drone Delivery

FedEx drone delivery in partnership with Alphabet's Wing. The drone makes its delivery. (FedEx Corp.)

FedEx officials said the company’s test drone program completed the first U.S. residential delivery of commercial goods, a scheduled trip to a home in Christiansburg, Va., on Oct. 18.

October 21, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Alphabet Unveils App to Provide Air-Traffic Control for Drones

Drones Project Wing conducts example flights of its drone delivery system. (Charles Mostoller/Bloomberg News)

The company that brought you free digital maps and e-mail wants to do the same thing for your drone.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
July 16, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Drone Delivery Canada Joins Forces With Air Canada Cargo

Drone Delivery Canada A Drone Delivery Canada test flight. (Drone Delivery Canada via YouTube)

Drone Delivery Canada Corp. has entered into an agreement with Air Canada Cargo to market and sell DDC’s drone delivery services in Canada, using Air Canada Cargo’s marketing and sales platforms and resources, according to a news release.

June 10, 2019

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