Airbus has begun shore-to-ship trials in Singapore with its Skyways parcel delivery drone. This marks the first time drone technology has been deployed in real port conditions to deliver a variety of small, time-critical maritime essentials to working vessels at anchorage. The trials are being undertaken in conjunction with partner Wilhelmsen Ships Services,. During the … Continue reading Airbus trials drone delivery to ships
Boeing has introduced its newest unmanned platform, the Boeing Airpower Teaming System. Designed for global defense customers by Boeing Australia, it is the company’s largest investment in a new unmanned aircraft program outside the United States. The aircraft will complement and extend airborne missions through smart teaming with existing military aircraft. A model of the … Continue reading Boeing unveils Australian-developed unmanned drone
Drones, driverless trucks and robots are commonly discussed in the logistics sector as game-changing factors, but are these concepts largely hype? LMH finds out. When Amazon made its first-ever public Prime Air drone delivery in the US last year, people in the logistics sector started to consider and ask questions around whether this would be … Continue reading Hype or reality?
The ISO Draft International Standards for Drone Operations have been released for public consultation, with the final adoption of the world’s first drone standards expected in 2019. The rules, which form a voluntary code of practice, are the first set of international standards for drones. “Most drone makers are doing everything they can, but some don’t use … Continue reading First-ever worldwide drones standards unveiled
Recent research revealed by Frost & Sullivan finds that global logistics spending is expected to reach $10.6 trillion in 2020, with transportation accounting for the majority at 70%. Emerging technologies such as cloud computing, big data, and crowd sourcing, coupled with an influx of tech-savvy start-ups, are revolutionising the space of urban logistics. About two … Continue reading Global logistics spending expected to reach $10.6 trillion by 2020
CeBIT is expanding its drones showcase next year due to the proliferation drone technologies over the past 12 months. In addition to the ‘Unmanned Systems & Solutions’ topic cluster, CeBIT will be showcasing the solutions that are necessary to develop and operate unmanned systems, as well as future application opportunities for them, including the Internet … Continue reading CeBIT expanding drone showcase
Prime Competence and Unmanned Life have announced that they have started the pilot deployment of the world’s first autonomous drone-based sorting centre for a major European post. Drones are once again at the top of the news in e-commerce, but this time not for postal delivery. Prime Competence will provide overall program management, process auditing, … Continue reading Pilotless drones for sorting centre