Indiana-based Pierce Aerospace and DRONEDEK have teamed up to advance commercial drone delivery.
The collaboration unites Pierce Aerospace’s Remote Identification expertise and technologies and DRONEDEK’s patent portfolio in last-mile logistics, including a drone mailbox system.
The teams’ combined systems aim to provide the infrastructure that enables scalability of authenticated package delivery to government, commercial, institutional, and residential locations throughout the world.
The result is authenticated, to-your-door-delivery, that is both private and secure.
Aaron Pierce, CEO Pierce Aerospace, said: “By pairing Flight Portal ID with DRONEDEK, we can deliver trust from the sky to the ground, verifying that the drones arriving at DRONEDEKs are the drones the consumers expect to be delivering their packages.”
Adding: “At the macro level, this partnership establishes the infrastructure to scale drone delivery operations in the last mile. The network effect of distributed DroneDek mailboxes equipped with Flight Portal ID technology further assures consumers and communities about drones overhead while strengthening and advancing the overall commercial drone delivery business model for all parcel carriers.”
Dan O’Toole, CEO of DroneDek, continued: “DRONEDEK changes the way commerce happens. By nature of our features, connectivity, and saturation, we are a natural partner of this important Remote ID technology that ultimately benefits the consumer. The companies have already identified US and international pilot opportunities and welcome additional collaborative participation.”