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Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Amazon Unveils Smaller Delivery Drone That Can Fly in Rain

The Amazon Prime Air MK27-2 drone on display The Amazon Prime Air MK27-2 drone on display in the Neighborhood of the Near Future exhibit during the Delivering the Future event at the Amazon Robotics Innovation Hub in Westborough, Mass. (M. Scott Brauer/Bloomberg News)

Amazon.com Inc. unveiled a new delivery drone on Nov. 10 that’s smaller, makes less noise and can fly through light rain, the latest effort to get the troubled and long-developing project off the ground.

November 10, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

First Aerial Delivery Drone Granted Design Approval by FAA

drone An M2 delivery drone, manufactured by Matternet Inc. (Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg News)

U.S. aviation regulators approved designs for the first flying drone built specifically for shipping packages, a major step forward for the fledgling remote delivery industry.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
September 7, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

FAA Approves Zipline’s Drone-Delivery Service as Air Carrier

Zipline A drone flies to make a delivery at a Zipline hub in Vobsi, Ghana. (Zipline via Associated Press)

Zipline International Inc., a drone-delivery company that has made thousands of medical drops in Africa, was approved by U.S. regulators to operate as a small air carrier.

June 21, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

US Drone Company Zipline Starts Delivering Medicine in Japan

Zipline A drone flies to make a delivery at a Zipline hub in Vobsi, Ghana. (Zipline via Associated Press)

TOKYO — Zipline, an American company that specializes in using autonomously flying drones to deliver medical supplies, has taken off in Japan.

Yuri Kageyama | Associated Press
April 21, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Alphabet’s Wing Elevates Adam Woodworth to CEO

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

Alphabet Inc.’s Wing unit elevated its leading technology official to head the company as it seeks to rapidly expand its drone delivery operations, including in the Dallas suburbs.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
February 15, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

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.

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

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