Sydney-founded, Reno-based drone startup Flirtey has raised a US$16 million ($21.3 million) Series A round to expand its operations.
Sydney-founded drone startup Flirtey is set to take a permanent place in history, announcing it’s been accepted into the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in the US.
Fastway Couriers New Zealand has partnered with Australian drone startup Flirtey to trial its first drone parcel delivery. The aerial delivery took less than a quarter of the 20 minutes the delivery would usually take to complete along the two kilometre road route.
Today marks a significant milestone in not just the Australian startup’s journey, but the US drone industry as well, with Flirtey and NASA both anticipating the green light to conduct the first Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved deliveries by drones on US soil in Wise, Virginia as part of an event being labelled ‘Let’s Fly Wisely’.
The Galileo Alpha is a modern smart drone with advanced sensors that protects the user’s home, property, and business. When an alarm goes off or a routine check is required, the Alpha flies autonomously inside the user’s property and lets the user know what is happening from every angle, by streaming video, audio, and sensor data to the user’s smartphone and home security provider.
When it comes to drones, the concept of our online shopping being delivered by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has both excited and concerned consumers. However, a Newcastle startup has been working on technology that aims to help the millions of Australians working in sectors like agriculture and mining in remote areas.
There has been quite a bit of attention focused on two drone programs that are currently in their ‘experimental’ phases. Google’s Project Wing and Amazon Prime Air were revealed in August to be testing drone deliveries.