The future of mobility is upon us! Drones are doing everything from delivering pizzas to extinguishing forest fires. It’s safe to say that we’re only at the beginning of learning what’s possible with this evolutionary technology. When we say that the possibilities seem endless, we’re not kidding. Hear from drone manufacturers, shippers and more that are utilizing these devices to completely revolutionize transportation at the first and last miles of supply chains. What role will drones play in the supply chains of the future and how will you prepare?
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During this keynote, Parimal Kopardekar discusses what drones mean for the future of air traffic control. How will net-enabled air traffic control change the way autonomous and unmanned drones operate in some soon-to-be crowded skies.
Drone delivery economics continue to improve dramatically, especially at scale. Join Bobby Healy and Kevin Hill as they talk about payloads and how to calculate drone delivery costs. It's all about energy, distance, and wind speed.
Through its Flight Forward subsidiary, UPS is approaching drones and UAVs in an aggressive manor with the goal of being an industry leader. UPS Flight Forward is one of only three drone companies with a Part 135 certificate allowing them to own and operate a fleet of UAVs. Kevin Wasik, the Head of Business Development at UPS Flight Forward, joins FreightWaves Sr. Retail Analyst Andrew Cox to discuss UPS's strategy, what the company looks for in partners, and how drone companies and the FAA can work better together to advance the industry faster.
Anthony Smith and Yariv Bash dive into the near-future for drone delivery. Yariv breaks down the reality of on demand drone delivery and dispels misconceptions about the industry.
In this session FreightWaves director of PR, Matt Stubbs, talks with Bill Wimberley, head of business development at Wingcopter about developments in drone capabilities, safety, perception problems, and how close we are to drones as a last mile solution for delivery.
The less seen and heard about drones is what will make them successful as premium last-mile delivery vehicles. And being certified by the Federal Aviation Administration is akin to the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.
Kaylee Nix talks to Joshua Goldstein, business development manager at UrbanFootprint, about how his company is taking a data-driven approach to planning layouts of urban environments.
AgEagle is a manufacturer of drones, often for custom applications, based in the U.S. Its CEO, Michael Drozd, talks with FreightWaves editor at large John Kingston about the competitive landscape for drone manufacturers, the agricultural uses that were in the company's origins, and where he sees drone use for parcel deliveries headed.
Drone companies will need to develop partnerships to scale its services. Alan Tay and Chris Jarvis describes their recent partnership how it will fuel growth for both GoFor and Aurora.
Drones could be the next mechanism for carrying packages from place to place, but they need a receptacle for secure drop off. Valqari is designing that drop point and is testing it in a unique location.