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In recent years, automakers have introduced engine stop systems in cars to tackle the problem of idling engines wasting fuel. But such systems aren't appropriate for buses and food delivery trucks that need the engine running to power onboard air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Now a team at the University of Waterloo has found a way to harness the wasted energy from a vehicle as it s
Commercial delivery drones are already taking flight, but before the system really gets off the ground, there are plenty of big-picture details to sort out. Recent patents are starting to fill in some of those blanks, with companies working on systems to transfer cargo from drone-to-drone in midair, airships that drop drones closer to their targets, and lamp posts that double as recharge stat
natilus' huge self-flying drones would cut costs in half in comparison to using a boeing 747, and could travel 17X faster than a standard cargo ship.The post drones the size of boeing 747 airplanes could be the future of autonomous delivery appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
in ford’s vision of the 'city of tomorrow’, autonomous vehicles and drones could work simultaneously to take care of your groceries and food orders. The post ford presents self-driving delivery van + drone concept at mobile world congress appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
American company UPS is testing a drone-launching delivery truck that it hopes will make its parcel service more efficient in rural locations. Read more
UPS's parcel-carrying drone is fully autonomous, freeing up the driver to make other deliveries whilst the craft is in action.The post UPS’s autonomous parcel-carrying drone takes off from a delivery truck appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
The use of drones to make deliveries is taking flight lately, with the likes of Amazon and France's DPDgroup kicking off real-world trials of their technologies. In the meantime, however, 7-Eleven and drone company Flirtey have been quietly making light work of delivering items by flying robot, completing a total of 77 shipments so far...Continue Reading 7-Eleven builds on delivery drone tria
After two years of development and testing, a commercial drone delivery operation has officially received the government go-ahead in the south of France. The General Directorate for Civil Aviation recently granted authorization to DPDgroup, the international express subsidiary of French postal service Le Groupe La Poste, to operate a weekly delivery service stretching between two depots in th
Chrysler has completed the production of 100 Pacifica Hybrid minivans built specifically for self-driving use by Waymo. The news is the first of note to come out of Waymo since it was spun-out from being Google's autonomous car project, with the vehicles to be used for self-driving testing...Continue Reading Waymo takes delivery of modified Chryslers for self-driving testsCategory: Automotive
Amazon has made its first-ever delivery to a customer using a drone. Amazon Prime Air, which was first announced in 2013 and for which drones have been tested in Canada and the US, is now being trialled in Cambridge, UK, where the first delivery was made on December 7th and took just 13 minutes...Continue Reading It's take-off for Amazon's drone delivery serviceCategory: DronesTags: is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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