The key to a successful drone delivery service isn’t necessarily using the fanciest, most expensive drone. It’s not necessarily the ability to fly hundreds of miles on a single battery. It’s also not necessarily the ability to carry tons of weight.
The key to a successful drone delivery service is mastering the process.
“The process is more important than the technology,” said Patrick Meier, co-founder of humanitarian drone group WeRobotics. “The workflows and standard operating procedures, preventative maintenance strategies are so key.”
The drone community (well, some key members at least) has a message for President Donald Trump: give more power to state and local governments to experiment with ways of integrating drones, but don’t compromise the FAA’s sovereignty of the national airspace.
Human-carrying drone gimmick aside, the United Arab Emirates, and more specifically Dubai, is rapidly adopting drones for a variety of uses.
The city of Dubai has benefited from a number of government-backed initiatives under what’s called the “Dubai Smart Government Plan” to increase the use of a range of technologies, including augmented reality and 3D-printing. Here are four ways the city is incorporating drones into that initiative: Continue reading 4 ways drones are transforming Dubai→
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