ORKID and the Advancement of B2B Deliveries
For a few years now we have been waiting anxiously for the day that online retailers can send us our orders the same day using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Unfortunately, the years keep coming and going, and even though we are making progress, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) seems willing to allow it, we are not there yet.
At the same time, great progress is being made in the beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) arena, which many consider the holy grail of full deployment for drones and air taxis. So, it is safe to say that we are closer to receiving a pack of pencils that we ordered in the morning and that everyone working to make it happen is really busy trying.
But how about a pint of blood that is needed to save a life but is six miles away in a city with hours of delays on the ground because of traffic jams and incomprehensible road rules? The perspective changes when lives are at stake and the deployment of unmanned platforms can be the difference between life…