Articles by tag: Wing

Preparing Drone Delivery to Operate in One of the Busiest Airspaces in the Country

Preparing Drone Delivery to Operate in One of the Busiest Airspaces in the Country

Drones in America host Grant Guillot spoke with guest Ben Brooks, Policy Development Lead for Wing, a sister company of Alphabet that focuses on improving the safety, security, and viability of drone delivery. Brooks remarked on Wing’s improvements and adjustments through the years and how the scalability and ROI of the company has vastly improved, […]

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Business Services
Wing’s New Walgreens Partnership Means Drone Delivery is Finally Taking Off

In recent years, drones have flexed their usefulness for a multitude of purposes, from surveying in the construction industry, to risk assessment in telecommunications, to most recently, drone deliveries. This growth is bearing out in the numbers, too; commercial drone sales, since 2016, have experienced more than 900% growth, with projections placing sales in the […]

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Software & Technology
Even With Regulatory Uncertainty, Drone Professionals Feel the Holiday Cheer with a Bullish Future

It is difficult to believe that in the United States, we are preparing to commemorate our second Thanksgiving since COVID-19 impacted several end-user industries that utilize unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS” or “drones”). The costs many of these sectors continue to incur as a result of the pandemic cannot be overstated. However, as the sun sets […]

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Software & Technology
Drones Take a Major Credibility Leap Forward in 2021

Drone delivery has hit a couple of recent mile stones that add credibility to its future. Wing is on track to reach 100,000 deliveries by the end of the year, and a recent study showed that drone delivery is set to be 90% cheaper than a car based delivery service. To get some perspective on […]

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Women's empowerment
Seizing the Narrative: The Transformative Impact of Storytelling on Women’s Empowerment
April 19, 2024

With gender equality becoming a significant global agenda, the narrative around women’s empowerment is more relevant than ever. Amid rising awareness and shifting societal norms, women are increasingly seeking avenues for self-expression and empowerment. A recent study by the Global Gender Gap Report highlights that while progress is being made, substantial efforts are still […]

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V2G technology
Plug into the Future: Decoding V2G for Utility Applications
April 19, 2024

Brian Rudy from Verizon IoT and Melissa Chan of Fermata Energy explore the cutting-edge potential of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Their discussion highlights how this innovation transforms electric vehicles into dynamic energy storage units, capable of stabilizing the grid by storing and discharging power as needed. This technology represents a significant shift […]

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zero trust architecture
Secure Grid Modernization with Zero Trust Architecture
April 19, 2024

Ray Bauer of Verizon Business engages with Del Rodriguez from Palo Alto Networks at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Rodriguez shares insights into the significance of cybersecurity within the utility sector, particularly in light of increasing cyber threats and the convergence of IT and operational technology (OT). Bauer and Rodriguez discuss Palo Alto Networks’ initiatives to enhance […]

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private wireless networks
Private Wireless Networks
April 19, 2024

Verizon host Wayne Weeks discusses the evolving utility industry with John Gaster, CEO of KSI Data Sciences at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Together, they explore how KSI focuses on harnessing data from remote sensing devices to enhance the safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of utility operations. Gaster emphasizes the significant role of AI and machine learning in […]

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