Walmart-backed DroneUp seeks to scale drone deliveries with FlightOps OS
Walmart-backed drone delivery operator DroneUp is joining forces with Israel-based FlightOps to scale up its operations and fly multiple drones in shared airspace from anywhere on the globe.
FlightOps calls its drone operating system (OS) the “Android” of the air mobility market. The solution works by installing robotic software onboard any type of commercial drone. This OS allows the drone to make autonomous decisions, negating the need for manual planning, and minimizes the dependency on communications with human operators.
FlightOps uses 4G and 5G networks to break the range barriers and enable BVLOS flights. But even in an extreme no-comms situation, the platform can leverage its smart algorithms to optimize flight routes and avoid air and ground obstacles, no-fly zones, and other airspace restrictions. It can also deconflict multiple flight missions that are being operated in shared airspace.
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