You’ve heard of the Internet of Things – the generic name given to all the various networked sensors, machines, devices and even buildings in the world – but most of those “things” stay in one place for the most part. The world is primed for an explosion of autonomous ambulatory devices, which led a team of engineers from the University of Waterloo in Canada to draft a conceptual framework for an “Internet of Drones.” Continue reading ““Internet of Drones”: the future of air traffic control system”
Australia Post is trialling the use of drones for package deliveries as early as next year.
The drones, which will cost $10,000 each, will allow packages up to 2kg to be delivered over 25km with the possibility of transporting 10kg on the discussion table. Continue reading “Australia Post to Launch Trial of Drone Package Deliveries Next Year”
Internet giant Alphabet Inc , the new holding company for Google, expects to begin delivering packages to consumers via drones sometime in 2017, the executive in charge of its drone effort said on Monday.
David Vos, the leader for Alphabet’s Project Wing, said his company is in talks with the Federal Aviation Administration and other stakeholders about setting up an air traffic control system for drones that would use cellular and Internet technology to coordinate unmanned aerial vehicle flights at altitudes under 500 feet (152 meters). Continue reading “Google Expects to Begin Drone Package Deliveries in 2017”
Flight of fancy or a fascinating new feature of modern living? Some doubt that our skies will ever be filled with pilot-less aerial devices. Others say that this future will be ours very soon. In different ways, both opinions are close to the truth. This trend report takes a fully grounded look at the role of these devices in our near-future. Continue reading “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Logistics: A DHL Perspective”