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November 28, 2017

Mercedes-Benz Considers Drone Test Program a Success

Mercedes-Benz recently concluded a three-week test program in Zurich, Switzerland, that used drones and Mercedes Benz vans to make on-demand deliveries, calling the pilot a success according to a recent Bloomberg report.

October 26, 2017

Trump Administration Moves to Establish Drone Policy

The Trump administration issued a memorandum on Oct. 25 directing the Department of Transportation to establish a program in conjunction with state and local governments to regulate drone operation in delivery applications.

September 28, 2017

Mercedes-Benz Vans Tests Drone-Delivery Program

The Matternet M2 drones used in the pilot can carry packages of up to 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) over distances of up to 20 kilometers (12.4 miles).

August 25, 2017

Automated Drone Inspections Offered for Electric Utilities

Sharper Shape’s ADI Flight Planner software automatically creates accurate 3D models of powerlines using LiDAR data and creates optimized routes for automatically inspecting utility assets.

August 1, 2017

Drone Delivery Company Pushes Into Dubai

An effort to push for autonomous drone delivery services in Dubai is being made following the creation of a new drone delivery service business.

February 22, 2017

UPS Tests Drone Launched From Atop Truck

UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from atop one of its package cars, the company announced. The system is designed to autonomously deliver a package while the truck is driven on a route.

February 14, 2017

State-of-the-Art Fleet Technology: Future Tech

Autonomous vehicles, drone technology, and connected-vehicle systems are just a few concepts that are part of a wave of innovations that could change the way fleets do business.

December 30, 2016

Is Amazon Planning a Flying Warehouse?

An Amazon patent filing surfaced on Dec. 28 describing an airborne fulfillment center for the company’s drone delivery system, according to a report by CNBC.

December 15, 2016

Amazon Completes First Drone Delivery

Amazon.com has made its first drone delivery of a package, by dropping off one of its Fire TV streaming devices and a bag of popcorn to a house in the English countryside 13 minutes after receiving the order.

November 7, 2016

Insurance and Energy Industries are Embracing the Use of Drones

When I first read articles about the use of drones in fleet operations, I used to roll my eyes. But, no longer. After talking with many fleet managers, I now believe that drones in commercial applications will have a major impact in a variety of industries. At most companies, drone operations will fall outside the domain of fleet, at least initially. As FAA restrictions are eased, drones will proliferate into mainstream business practices, with the insurance and energy industries in the vanguard

September 27, 2016

UPS Tests Drone for Commercial Delivery

UPS has begun testing the use of drones to deliver packages to remote or difficult-to-access locations, working together with drone-maker CyPhy Works.

September 7, 2016

Mercedes-Benz Shows Future Vision of Cargo Vans

Mercedes-Benz has developed its Vision Van concept vehicle that looks to the future of delivery by incorporating mobility concepts, robotics, and automation highlighted by a pair of roof-mounted drones.

June 24, 2016

FAA Releases Rule for Small Commercial Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration has finalized its first operational rules for the “routine commercial use” of small drones.

June 24, 2016

Workhorse Hybrids Benefit from Drone Usage Ruling

Workhorse Group Inc.’s fleet of EPA-approved E-Gen hybrid trucks has benefited from a new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ruling that approves the routine commercial use of drones.

May 12, 2016

Video: DHL Tests Parcelcopter for Last Mile

DHL successfully used its Parcelcopter drone for last-mile deliveries during a three-month trial in Reit im Winkl in Germany earlier this year, the company announced.

April 29, 2016

Australia Post to Test Drone Delivery

Australia’s national postal service has announced its plans to trial the use of drones to deliver small parcels around the country.

January 5, 2016

Ford Pairs Drone Delivery System With F-150

Ford has developed a drone delivery system that could be deployed from the rear of an F-150 truck that could be used for emergency response or commercial uses in agriculture, forestry, construction, bridge inspection or other surveying work.

October 16, 2015

FAA Approves Testing of Workhorse Drone Delivery System

Workhorse Group says it has obtained permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to test its Horsefly delivery drone, an eight-motor, eight-rotor “octocopter” designed to work with a specially equipped E-Gen electric walk-in van.

May 13, 2015

USPS Considering Drone Delivery Vehicle

The Workhorse Group — with its electric truck and a drone delivery system — is among the 15 companies qualified by the U.S. Postal Service as potential suppliers of its next-generation delivery vehicle.

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