Drone Delivery Canada confirms DSV project is commercially operational

In October, DDC announced that it had entered into a commercial agreement with DSV, through its sales agent Air Canada, to provide its drone delivery platform for the use of DSV commencing at DSV’s head office in Milton Ontario. Commercial operations and revenue-generation are pursuant to the terms of the agreement. DDC now says it expects multiple subsequent inbound/outbound commercial routes for DSV’s customers with time-sensitive cargo. Customers pay DDC a monthly fee for each drone route deployed, pursuant to the terms of their respective agreements. Commenting, Michael Zahra, president and CEO of DDC, said: “This is a significant commercial
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Matternet unveils new station for peer-to-peer drone logistics networks

new Matternet Station
Matternet has unveiled the new Matternet Station. It has been designed to support the company's vision of distributed, peer-to-peer drone logistics networks for urban environments. It is integrated with Matternet's autonomous M2 Drone and Cloud Platform, providing an intuitive user interface for sending and receiving medical payloads, and a safe and secure drone portal for hospital campuses. Stations will initially service healthcare systems in Switzerland and the US. Commenting, Andreas Raptopoulos, CEO of Matternet, said: “Our vision is to connect every healthcare facility in every metropolitan area with the fastest transportation method available today.” Adding: “We are building the technology
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Bees to inspire the new age of delivery drones

British scientists are hoping research into the way bees adapt to their surrounding can help with the new age of delivery drones. According to a report from the Financial Times, in a presentation to the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Seattle on Sunday, Professor James Marshall of Sheffield University demonstrated how he and his team are reverse engineering bee brains to create the drone prototype. He explained: “Bees are really consummate visual navigators. They can navigate a complex 3D environment with minimal learning very robustly, using only a million neurons in a cubic millimetre of brain.
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Government partnership to help Wisk take-off with world’s first autonomous air taxi trial

An air taxi trial looks imminent after the New Zealand Government and Wisk, an Urban Air Mobility (UAM) company, announced a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a passenger transport trial in Canterbury. Wisk’s self-flying, all-electric air taxi, named Cora, has been selected for the trials. The news comes after an announcement in October 2019 which saw the New Zealand Government confirm that it was establishing an industry-wide Airspace Integration Trial to work with leading, innovative domestic and international industry partners to safely test and demonstrate unmanned aircraft. Wisk, based in the United States and New Zealand, was announced as the
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Drone Delivery Canada to offer showcase at AutoShow’s ‘Future Tech Hub’

Drone Delivery Canada has been invited to display the Sparrow, the Robin and the Condor delivery drones at the Canadian International AutoShow’s Future Tech Hub. The AutoShow Future Tech Hub, which can be found on the main manufacturer floor on the 800 level in the South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre downtown Toronto, will bring together several elements that offer a glimpse into the future of transportation. The AutoShow runs from February 14th to 23rd. Commenting on the invitation, Michael Zahra, president and CEO of DDC, said: “Technology is changing the way we do almost everything, and some
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