Canadian company plans the country’s first commercial drone-delivery operation

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Canadian company plans the country’s first commercial drone-delivery operation

A Canadian company is expanding its unmanned test flights with plans to be the country’s first commercial drone-delivery operation by next year. Drone Delivery Canada of Ontario will soon begin flight trials at the Foremost Aerodrome in Alberta, headquarters of the Foremost Centre for Unmanned Systems — Canada’s first government-approved drone test site. DDC, which has been developing drones at a site in Waterloo, Ontario, now wants to test flights beyond line of sight. The Foremost Centre’s recent approval for flights beyond line of sight opens up its restricted airspace for full-blown drone tests with 700 square nautical miles available up to 18,000 feet over a sparsely populated, open landscape with just two charted towers.   Continue reading “Canadian company plans the country’s first commercial drone-delivery operation”

Amazon completes first drone delivery, reveals plans for flying drone hub

Amazon completes first drone delivery, reveals plans for flying drone hub

Amazon.com always seems to be ahead of the curve, but in recent weeks the company has made a tidal wave of advances showing off the strides it’s made.

  • In December, it unveiled the first Amazon Go location, a convenience store without cashiers or checkout lines where cameras and artificial intelligence recognize what you take off the shelves and charge your account accordingly.
  • Also last month, the company successfully made its first ever drone delivery, carrying popcorn and a Fire TV device to a customer in rural England, a trip from click to delivery that took just 13 minutes.
  • Last week, reports emerged than Amazon was planning to launch its own private label athleisure line, challenging Lululemon athletica and other such clothing makers as it takes further steps into the apparel industry. 
  • Amazon gained a patent for something resembling an airborne warehouse that would serve as a docking station for drones. The warehouse, envisioned as something like a blimp, would be able to move near events such as sports games, where it could make drone deliveries to fans.

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Save the date: Jun 13-14, 2017 – First global multimodal unmanned cargo systems event – 4 conferences & expo

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The first global multimodal unmanned cargo systems event will take place on June 13-14, 2017, at Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands.

The event will include 4 dedicated conferences and an exhibition:

  • Cargo Innovation Conference – June 14; Focus topics: M2M, IoT, 5G; Big Data; Sensor Networks; Robotics; Machine Learning; Security; Regulatory issues; Business models; and more…..
  • Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference – June 13; Focus topics: Remote control technology, Security, Legal and liability implications,  New value chains / business models and more…..
  • Unmanned Cargo Ground Vehicle Conference – June 13; Focus topics: Autonomous operation architecture (5G / satellite), Human factors, New value chains / business models and more….
  • Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference– June 13; Focus topics: Military Systems, Long Range / Medium-High Payload Systems, Specialized/Irregular Delivery Systems, Urban Delivery Systems, Autonomous operation architecture, Regulatory issues, New value chains / business models and more…..
  • Smart Logistics Expo – June 13-14, 2017, Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands…

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