Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Boeing unveils its answer to last-mile deliveries with UAV prototype

Boeing unveils its answer to last-mile deliveries with UAV prototype Boeing unveils its answer to last-mile deliveries with UAV prototype
Russell Knight | 13 January, 2018, 18:43

Boeing Chief Technology Officer Greg Hyslop added that the CAV is a "major step" in the company's eVTOL strategy. The innovative drone is now called the "unmanned cargo air vehicle", although a more catchy name is expected to follow when the drone goes into commercial production. It is created to transport a payload up to 500 pounds for possible future cargo and logistics applications.

Even though it is now controlled by a remote, The makers intend to use it as a flying test bed for the development of autonomous technologies and electric propulsion. "We have an opportunity to really change air travel and transport, and we'll look back on this day as a major step in that journey", he said. The octocopter weighs more than 700 pounds and is powered custom batteries. The payload is also orders of magnitude greater than the UAVs flow by Google and Amazon, suggesting Boeing's targeting its usual commercial and defence customers rather than would-be-operators of book-delivery drones. While analysts have predicted for some time now that drones are on course to transform the logistics sector, Boeing's additional aerospace muscle represents a seismic shakeup of the industry, with the Chicago-based company now plowing its extensive technology and resources into developing this still incipient technology. This could include oil rig and ship resupply, port operations, mining, construction, and logistics companies that move goods between distribution centers.

The drone took, according to TechCrunch, Boeing engineers three months to design and construct.

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Intrepid Potash Inc (IPI) Stock Ended in green Zone
Among 2 analysts covering Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd ( CVE:TWM ), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. The company's Average Earnings Estimate for the Current Fiscal quarter is $0.02, according to consensus of 3 analysts.

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Since August 8, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $1.14 million activity. (NASDAQ:HA) rating on Tuesday, July 25. Kames Capital Public Limited Company accumulated 328,901 shares. 6,764 are owned by Dreman Value Management L L C.

Cargo is not the only one Boeing is interested in transporting using VTOL technology.

Aurora Flight Sciences is an aviation and aeronautics research company, which partnered with Uber to develop a network of "flying taxis".

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