The German manufacturer Wingcopter has signed a contract with Continental Drones Ltd, a subsidiary of Ghanaian and Dubai-based Atlantic Trust Holding, to set up a sub-Saharan parcel delivery network covering 49 African countries.
After four years in development, Flyability has unveiled the Elios-3 drone, which is capable of autonomous flight and features some of the most advanced 3D scanning technology on the market, thanks to its artificial intelligence, on-board LIDAR system, 4K resolution camera, thermal camera, remote sensors and built-in Nvidia video card.
The prototype drone proved to be extremely energy-efficient: it spent more than 24 minutes in the air on a single charge. The maple fruit is a favourite of many children, and when thrown into the air it spins downwards for a long time, but no one had any idea what a great drone could be made from its construction.
Bloomberg has published a detailed report on the obstacles to the launch of Amazon’s drone delivery program, from high turnover rates to potential security risks.
Whisper Aero aims to eliminate one of the most disturbing features of drones, the noise of electric propulsion. Whisper Aero is a company specialising in building specifically quiet unmanned vehicles, with the aim of creating quiet drones that will be tolerable to city dwellers even if larger devices will be more numerous in the airspace after the advent of air taxis.
They are already testing a new system in which autonomous flying drones would carry luggage between the coast and the thousands of ships moored in the port at any one time.