UPS Flight Forward Achieves FAA’s First Full Approval for Drone Airline Deliveries
October 2, 2019
The Federal Aviation Administration last week granted approval for UPS to operate unmanned aerial vehicles to deliver parcels on university and hospital campuses.
UPS Partners with Matternet to Transport Medical Samples via Drone across Hospital System
March 27, 2019
First FAA sanctioned use of a drone for routine revenue flights involving the transport of a product under a contractual delivery agreement.
Why You Need to Think Twice About Flying Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Transportation
November 10, 2017
The dream of personal aerial transport appears tantalizingly within reach, as investors from Silicon Valley to Dubai vow to deliver the future of urban mobility, but rather than embracing that vision, policymakers should consider why flying vehicles are not only unpractical but also unnecessary.
Mercedes-Benz Vision Van Looks At the Future of Logistics and Last Mile Drone Delivery
September 9, 2016
New strategic future initiative adVANce and Vision Van: Mercedes-Benz Vans is presenting the van of the future, and it's intelligent, interconnected, electric, and uses drones for delivery.
Matternet Partners with Mercedes-Benz to Create the Future of Delivery
September 8, 2016
Mercedes-Benz invests in Matternet to integrate vans and drones to change how people receive lightweight goods on demand; Matternet unveils its second generation drone.
Amazon Wants to Put Drone Platforms on Street Lights and Cell Towers
July 21, 2016
For Amazon, which seems determined to lead the field in drone delivery, the answer might come from a recently approved patent: docking stations for drones, installed on existing streetlights and various towers.
July 20, 2016
This paper provides information on drones, including drone technology and design, the potential uses for drones in various markets and industries, ongoing federal efforts to regulate drones, and how unmanned aircraft could change the way we live and work.
Swiss Post, Swiss WorldCargo and Matternet Start Logistics Drone Tests
July 14, 2015
The three companies are investigating specific uses of drone technology and examining the cost-effectiveness of these business ideas for the commercial use of logistics drones.
Amazon Testing Drones Because Otherwise Drones Could Kill Amazon (Delivery)
November 30, 2013
Jeff Bezos says we're four or five years from drones being able to deliver small packages right to your house, largely because the company has to work with the FAA to make sure it's legally allowed to run the Prime Air program.
Drones – The Birth of a New Transportation Mode
August 26, 2013
"I believe we’re witnessing the birth of a new transportation mode, one that will take many years to develop and mature (but will probably happen sooner than we think)."