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Wingcopter Delivery Drones Improve Local Supply in Rural German Areas
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M Crosby
Today, drone manufacturer Wingcopter and the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (Frankfurt UAS) received funding certificates for their joint project in Berlin. Known as “DroLEx – Drohnen-Lastenrad-Express-Belieferung“ (“Drone Cargo Bike Express Delivery”), the project will conduct tests to evaluate the potential of on-demand transport of consumer goods in improving local supply in rural communities. The first project of its kind in Germany, DroLEx is funded with nearly 500,000 euros by the German Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport as part of the “Innovative Air Mobility” funding program.
The pilot project will see battery-powered Wingcopter drones fly everyday goods from a medium-sized center to surrounding smaller villages, from which they will be…