New patents granted for safer drone delivery

By on 18 February, 2020

Flirtey has announced that it has been granted a key patent that will enhance its fundamental technology with an additional component to safety in drone flights and deliveries. This patent is said to enhance safety when drone manufacturers implement technologies such as parachutes, whilst a drone is in flight and when it is delivering a package.

The patent recognises the ability of a drone’s technology to detect an error in operation while the drone is in flight, ultimately deploying a safety mechanism, if necessary. This action further alleviates the risk of contact and/or injury to bystanders, while also sparing the unmanned aircraft.

The advanced drone delivery technology is said to have unique capabilities. In addition to its drone the Flirtey Eagle, the Flirtey Portal is its sophisticated take-off and landing platform, which enables scalable store-to-door operations. The company’s autonomous software platform enables drones to deliver safely with one operator overseeing ten delivery drones.

Flirtey’s ability to manufacture its aircraft from the ground up within its own facility has accelerated the safety, reliability and production of its technology, the company says.

Furthermore, Flirtey has built and patented a safety and anti-tampering system so that if someone pulled on the delivery tether, the tether has the ability to detach from the drone, ensuring safety.

Flirtey claims to hold over 25 patents, granted and pending, in the United States and worldwide.

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