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Survey: More Than a Third of Consumers Prefer Drone Delivery

Courtesy of Clutch The popularity of drone delivery is changing consumer preferences according to a new survey of 528 online shoppers by a B2B review platform. The report by Clutch found 36 percent of online shoppers say they would be more likely to purchase an item if it were delivered by drone. However, 39 percent…
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Transportation Secretary Chao at CES: Self-Driving Cars, Drones, and AI

This morning. at CES, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and the U.S. Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios discussed the current state of innovation, and recent U.S. Department of Transportation initiatives to support the safe integration of new technologies into our country’s transportation systems. As we have moved from ports to cars in terms of technology…
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Corporate Statement: PABLO AIR Flies South Korea’s First Long-Distance Drone Delivery

Courtesy: PABLO AIR A South Korean drone company says it’s conducted the first long-distance drone delivery in the nation’s history. In November, PABLO AIR completed the unmanned BVLOS flight from Seogwipo Port on Jeju Island to Cheonjin Port on Wudo Island, according to a company press release. Using a hybrid drone, the Seoul-based firm logged…
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How Key Technology Changes May Revolutionize Urban Transport Systems: EVs, Drones, and More

Part 2 of a 2 Part Series on innovative drone delivery and software company Aha.  See Part 1 here, to read about how small retailers are taking on delivery giants like Amazon. Maron Kristófersson is the CEO of Aha, a company that both provides a delivery service utilizing drones in Iceland; and helps companies to develop their…
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SimActive Adds New LiDAR Workflow Functionality

SimActive has just announced some additional functionality removes some of the manual processes currently needed to process softificated imagery.  From their press release below: “Removing the need to manually tag GCPs facilitates the integration of LiDAR data with imagery”, said Dr Philippe Simard, President of SimActive. “Our clients can benefit from different data sources, with…
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David and Goliath: How Small Retailers in Iceland are Taking on Amazon and Uber with Drone Delivery (Part 1 of 2)

In English, a paradigm shift or major new idea may be referred to as an “Aha” moment: so the name of this innovative urban delivery service is appropriate in multiple languages. At last month’s Commercial UAV Show in London,  we met Maron Kristofersson, CEO and Founder of Aha.is, a drone delivery service based in Iceland,…
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AeroVironment’s VAPOR Helicopter Drones Offer Endless Possibilities

AeroVironment acquired Pulse Aerospace earlier this year for $25.7 million – and acquired the VAPOR Helicopter UAS series with it.  At last month’s Commercial UAV Expo, DRONELIFE got to see it up close – and talk to AeroVironment about what VAPOR can do. AeroVironment has long been an industry leader in the military space, but…
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UPS Drone Delivers First-ever Prescriptions to Customers’ Homes

Source: UPS UPS and CVS have delivered drone history that could literally be just what the doctor ordered. The carrier giant’s aerial subsidiary UPS Flight Forward partnered with drug-store chain CVS to complete the first-ever American commercial drone delivery of a prescription to a customer’s home – a mission both companies say will be the…
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DELTA Podcast Featuring Inertial Sense: Miniature GPS components for Motion Tracking on Drones

Just out is the latest in the DELTA Podcast Series by FLIR.   In this episode Randall Warnas meets up with Brian Cahoon, CEO of Inertial Sense.   Inertial Sense makes miniature GPS-Ins components that provide motion tracking sensors for drones.  It is hosted on Soundcloud. Also, hear him answer the question “Do you think we will…
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The Marines’ Plywood Supply Drone takes a Page from DIYers Everywhere

  image: Logistics Gliders It’s not quite a paper airplane drone.  But this DARPA-funded plywood drone is low-cost and disposable – and shows a lot of promise for commercial uses, too. Reminiscent of the wooden construction of the PT boats of WWII,  the drone featured in this video released by Logistics Gliders shows a test…
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