drones

Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

NCDOT Looks to Drones as Coronavirus Relief Tool

UPS Flight Forward drone A UPS Flight Forward drone in action. (UPS)

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is preparing to launch a public-private partnership that will use drones in coronavirus-related relief efforts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 27, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

FAA to Begin Certification Process for Civilian, Delivery Drones

Alphabet's Project Wing conducts example flights of their drone delivery system in Virginia in August 2018. Alphabet's Project Wing conducts example flights of their drone delivery system in Virginia in August 2018. (Charles Mostoller/Bloomberg News)

Government regulators plan to review drone designs in the same way they review other aircraft, a major step toward allowing routine drone deliveries and other flights over congested cities.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
February 4, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

US Grounds Chinese-Made Drones, Citing Security Fears

An SZ DJI Technology Co. drone flies around the Brooklyn Navy Yard aftering being announced in August 2018. An SZ DJI Technology Co. drone flies around the Brooklyn Navy Yard aftering being announced in August 2018. (Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg News)

The Interior Department is banning nonemergency flights of its fleet of 810 drones as it reviews national security concerns about the Chinese-made devices.

January 29, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

Drone Deliveries Begin a Slow Takeoff

Wing drone FedEx Corp.

Aerial drones are emerging as a way to help solve challenges associated with last-mile deliveries in a number of conditions and environments.

B. Cameron Gain | Special to Transport Topics
January 13, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

UPS Drones Win FAA Milestone Permission to Operate

Delivery Drone Bloomberg News

UPS Inc. won U.S. certification to fly drones under regulations similar to those for airlines, a milestone that allows the company to vastly expand airborne deliveries.

Thomas Black and Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
October 1, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Walgreens, FedEx Express Partner With Google Parent on Drones

Walgreens drone Walgreens

Wing Aviation, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., said it is collaborating with FedEx Corp.’s Express division and pharmacy retailer Walgreens to launch a drone-delivery service in Christiansburg, Va.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
September 25, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Walgreens, Google Affiliate Wing to Launch Drone Delivery Test

Wings drone that will deliver Walgreens products to customers in a new test. (Associated Press)

Walgreens and a Google affiliate are testing drone deliveries that can put drugstore products on customer doorsteps minutes after being ordered.

Tom Murphy | Associated Press
September 20, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Experts Discuss Challenges and Opportunities of Drone Delivery

Drones in the air A study by Resource Systems Group found that drones generate about 26 times less carbon dioxide than a car does on a typical trip. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Drones can offer an appealing alternative to traditional cargo delivery methods, according to Daniel Friedenzohn, associate dean of the College of Aviation at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 19, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

North American Drone Companies Ready to Buzz

Flirtey Inc. drone A Flirtey Inc. drone. (Flirtey Inc.)

Drone companies are stepping up their plans to make final-mile delivery a regular part of freight movement by 2020.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
September 11, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Drone Tech Firm Cites Security in Cutting Ties With China’s Top Manufacturer

Drones Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

A supplier of drone technology to dozens of state and local law enforcement and public safety agencies, located in the United States and a handful of other countries, will stop working with Chinese drone manufacturers, citing security concerns.

Joshua Brustein | Bloomberg News
July 17, 2019

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