During September I attended InterDrone 2016., global scale conference for the builders, flyers and buyers of commercial drones. It featured a two-day technical conference for engineers and software developers, a drone business conference and a conference for commercial drone “buyers and flyers” in more than a dozen vertical market segments. 3,500+ attendees from 50+ nations.
German concern Daimler announced that're moving to a new strategic project called the adVANce, partnering with Matternet to work on commercial vehicle of the future.
According to the published data, about 200 of their employees will work at the Mercedes-Benz new van; advancing the electric drive in which the delivery system will be fully automated.
When the van came to a destination, for example in the residential area, it could launch a couple of delivery drones to do the job, delivering small packets around the neighborhood.
As Daimler specialises in making vehicles, but not drones, they are teaming up with American startup Matternet. Together they will develop technology with drones built into a van, which will serve only to delivery within the "last mile", ie. delivering the package from the van to the client door.
In the next five years in the project will be invested half a billion euros.
Image curtiosity: Matternet
On August 29th, 2016 the commercial drone industry changed forever. That’s the day the new Small UAS Rule, aka Part 107, went into effect. Although the details around Part 107 were announced back in June, August 29th represents a critical moment for the industry as a whole since it’s the first day people could legally operate under Part 107.
Behind Teal Company there is classic American movie storie - a young man (George Matus) gets his first drone by the age of 11, when he turned 16 he becomes proffesional drone ryder. Instead of going to college, Matus withe the help of bilionaire Peter Thiel founded his own company - Teal - that produced world fastest rtf quadcopter.
Among the many products that have been screened at this year's CES 2016 show in Las Vegas, there was a significant number of drones, so no wonder that we missed many of them. But the drone from company Robolink called CoDrone needs a special presentation because it is chosen among the 10 most innovative products of the fair.Continue reading