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Texas Electric Utility Adds Drones

CPS Energy in Austin, Texas, is using drones to perform routine inspections of overhead infrastructure.

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Workhorse Group Tests Drone Delivery Pilot Program in Cincinnati

Workhorse Group is conducting autonomous drone package deliveries in real-world scenarios for homes in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area, using a system that is integrated with its line of electric delivery trucks.

Baltimore Gas & Electric to Test Drones

Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE) will test the use of drones for power line inspections. Currently, inspections are conducted by BGE workers that have to climb poles or use binoculars.

Mercedes-Benz Vans Tests Drone-Delivery Program

The Matternet M2 drones used in the pilot can carry packages of up to 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) over distances of up to 20 kilometers (12.4 miles).

Fixed-Wing VTOL Drone

The company is working with multiple gas and electric utilities to gather data on utility infrastructure and integrate a variety of sensor and monitoring payloads into the VTOL platform.

Drones in Truck Fleets: Beyond Package Delivery

In today’s digital age, technology is developing at a break-neck pace and fleet management is often the recipient and early adopter of many of the new options available. One of the more newsworthy pieces of modern technology has been the “drone.” Their use in fleet may offer several possibilities.

Insurance and Energy Industries are Embracing the Use of Drones

When I first read articles about the use of drones in fleet operations, I used to roll my eyes. But, no longer. After talking with many fleet managers, I now believe that drones in commercial applications will have a major impact in a variety of industries. At most companies, drone operations will fall outside the domain of fleet, at least initially. As FAA restrictions are eased, drones will proliferate into mainstream business practices, with the insurance and energy industries in the vanguard

Drones are Delivering the Future

Drones are popping up everywhere, including in package delivery fleets. Workhorse Group is currently in the testing phase with its drones for use with the company’s electric delivery trucks.