https://cheetahmain.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cheetah-logo2-2.png 0 0 Douglas Groover https://cheetahmain.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cheetah-logo2-2.png Douglas Groover2017-08-02 16:11:592019-06-27 09:41:35Discovery Channel – Drone Delivery and Technology to the Rescue
Autonomous Logistics: Drone Package Delivery for Mainstream Logistics
The Cheetah Air team was contacted by the Discovery Channel to offer their inside and expertise on drone package delivery and the integration of Technology into drones enabling fully autonomous UAV platforms.
Drone Delivery to the Rescue – Drone technology will help us in ways we’ve never dreamed possible
“In 2015, drone delivery company Flirtey made headlines when it became the first company to get FAA approval for drone deliveries in the United States. It then made good on that promise in 2016, delivering snacks and sundries from 7-Eleven to customers in Reno, Nevada. The seventy-seven deliveries in the Reno test run went smoothly, with the drones hovering above the delivery addresses and lowering down the cargo container to customers on the ground.
There’s plenty of buzz about the future of drone delivery for U.S. consumers, with Amazon featuring a parachuting package in its Super Bowl ad, and filing a patent for a floating airship warehouse to facilitate drone delivery. But residents in most U.S. cities are already well served by the postal service and a multitude of delivery people on all manner of bikes and trucks. Where drone delivery could really shine is in rural and hard-to-access areas. And they can deliver supplies that are far more crucial than pizza and Slurps.”