Drones swarm the sky, if they happen 3 things – CNET

Drones swarm the sky, if these 3 things happen – CNET

Uber Eats drones meal delivery-prototype

The Uber meal Eating drone delivery prototype is designed to vertically flip his Propeller for more efficient forward flight.


In the not-too-distant future, drones crowd the sky. Quad copters, hexacopters, octocopter, slim fixed-wing drones look like miniature aircraft, hulking aircraft to lift a 500-pound, self-testing, Boeing air taxis and DJI teensy Mavic Mini flying camera compete for air space.

NASA Administrator Jim bride Stine loves the idea. In the case of the recent Commercial UAV drone Expo conference in Las Vegas, bride Stine, the industry called for tens of thousands of daily drone flights over at least one major U.S. city by 2028. He has also directed some of the “grand challenge” milestones of us there, including a 2022 test flight with the weight of the load equivalent of at least one human passenger in a simulated urban air space.

drones-companies like Uber Charge and Overwatch Imaging think that drones will still come faster than innovations surge protection through the aviation and aerospace industry. The unmanned aircraft to deliver packages, in order to reach hard-to-places, examine the car to ensure lines of effort to the safety, survey farms to protect construction sites, and spraying pesticides on the plants.

It’s not easy, always on a future full of drones. A difficulty of transition from today’s aviation security regime, where certified pilots-pilots chat on the radio with the flight, an automated air room, where the Computer keep aircraft from colliding. Another hurdle is to convince people and politicians that the benefits of drones, privacy outweigh the intrusion and noise.

Here are the next three steps, the industry has conspired to make the dream a reality.  

step 1: save lives with drones

It is much harder to say no to the drones, when life is on the line, so drone companies are eagerly pursuing, medical, search and rescue, fire-fighting and emergency situations.

drone used for public safety and organ delivery “to go to really to help with public adoption,” said Ken Stewart, general manager of GE Airxos Department of the administration of a drone-saturated air space. “It’s nice to be delivered to a burrito, but all support a drone that brings medical care to someone.”

Zipline started to deliver with drones of medical care in Rwanda and is now flying medicines to the Islands off the coast of Massachusetts. DJI, a Chinese company that is the dominant drone manufacturer, just hired a former Texas fire chief shall coordinate with police, fire and rescue personnel in the United States.

drones, As part of a North Carolina project under the supervision of the Federal Aviation Administration, trucking company, UPS is now the provision of medical samples on the WakeMed hospital campus in partnership with drone-delivery startup, Matternet. Flights now take 5 minutes, a large acceleration, the delivery of vehicles, on the ground, said Bala Ganesh, UPS’s vice president of advanced technology.

“We have something that was a concept, turning it into a vision, and now it is reality,” Ganesh said, adding that the company wants to expand to similar sites, such as hospitals Kaiser Permanente in California and the Univerrsity of Utah. It is also begun providing a prescription drug to the homes of the people from the CVS pharmacy by drone. UPS was the first company to pass the FAA part 135 certification requirements for package delivery. 

step 2: New airspace rules for drones

drones are commonplace, we need a system to collide to you, and to fall out of the sky. Today’s air traffic control system, is designed for a small number of large aircraft is completely unsuitable.

This is the reason why the FAA is one of the NASA-developed idea called the UTM, a system for the management of the drone of traffic.

Air traffic control is currently a single, centralized system. UTM will change the setup, merging of data from a number of smaller service providers. These providers collect data from governments, weather to coordinate agencies and drone operators to flights under 400 meters. UTM is in the testing phase, with the support of companies such as AirMap, Anra technologies, and wings.

UTM replaced people with automated computerized system that can keep up with the swarms of aircraft. And the FAA is on Board.

“automation is the key. We want this to succeed. We want to empower people to be innovative,” said Mel Johnson, the FAA’s Deputy Director for strategy and innovation. But UTM still has to meet the public expectation of safety, he said.

To UTM a reality, the drones need to digital license plates, use the Remote-ID default. Remote-ID can know the authorities, who is responsible for a specific drone. Companies like Kittyhawk, which sells software to control the drone operations involved in hammering out the standard.

” Remote-ID and UTM-open the door for another big change: operating drones “beyond visual line of sight” or BVLOS. BVLOS is required for drone delivery, such as UPS’ schedule shipment delivery drones from the car of the hatches on the delivery. Now, the operation of a drone, you can’t see, requires a difficult-to-get-waiver-called the FAA Part 107.

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Once BVLOS comes, “That’s when it really starts to scale.”, Mark Dufau, a director of business development for AeroVironment, said the drones used by the military and surveyors. 

“Automation”, the drones are just another tool for business, as a routine, such as the clipboard and tape measure, said Mike Winn, CEO of drone deploy, it makes the software to control the drone flights and dates.

step 3: delivering the goods

Once we get used to the antenna shipments of blood, medication, organs for Transplantation and antivenom for snakes, those who could begin flying burritos, to look more seductive.

This is where we will see drone delivery efforts, such as Amazon Prime Air, UPS, wing, and Uber Eats, the food delivery division, plans to use the drones from the company About the group.

“a lot of municipalities have cases in this expanded use,” said Eric Allison, Director of the Uber Charge costs for the provision of meals and passengers through the air. Once these communities to show what is possible, others want to drone deliveries, he predicted.

Uber, the examination is made of food-supplies now as part of a broader San Diego-drones-experiment under the supervision of the FAA, but the company plans to expand the test with a regular delivery service in mid-2020.

drone intrusiveness, Uber is planning a three-leg-food-delivery-service-travel. Couriers in the cars with food from restaurants to a nearby collection point, calling it a “mobility hub” – probably an updated Parking lot or in the garage. Then the drones fly to a different node of a second street-bound courier completes the delivery. The customer will not know, drones are involved, except that the food arrive faster.

Start A2Z drone delivery is coming, in the hope to move forward by holding down the drones of a bother. His rapid-drop approach, a package of coils from 150 meters up to a house in about 5 seconds, said founder Aaron Zhang. That is, the minimization of noise and privacy invasion, he said.

If the drone makers and regulatory authorities not societal resistance, they could be later delayed by a game, similar to what is happening now, to embattled companies such as Facebook, warned Travis Mason, head of the Airbus-Urban Mobility regulatory strategy. 

no one man is such a concern. But at the conference, problem-solving, eagerness to pessimism.

AirMap CEO David hose as compared to car drone challenges, the problems of a century ago. They endangered pedestrians and horses, and they were affected by a lack of tank. “We are in this phase,” he said. “We can get past.”

Released on Sun, 10 Nov 2019 13:00:01 +0000

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