Aviant Launches Kyte Drone Delivery Norway
Aviant Launches Kyte Home Delivery Service, Gains €1M in Public Funding
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
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Norwegian drone logistics company Aviant has announced the launch of Kyte, a home delivery service bringing groceries, food and non-prescription medicines to sparsely populated locations in Norway. Aviant has also secured an additional €1M of public funding from Innovation Norway for the autonomous delivery of essential prescription medicines from pharmacies to people in remote and suburban locales.
Aviant was founded in 2020 by Lars Erik Fagernæs, Herman Øie Kolden and Bernhard Paus Græsdal at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The company has delivered 12 commercial contracts in Norway and Sweden, including the transport of Covid-19 tests and blood samples between district hospitals and central hospitals during the pandemic. Aviant has since conducted more than 2,500 autonomous flights, covering…