by Michael Willoughby
Flirtey, the drone delivery service has been granted a patent to enhance its fundamental technology with an additional component to improve safety in drone flights and deliveries.
The patent is intended to improve safety when drone manufacturers implement technologies such as parachutes while a drone is in flight and when 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 lessens the risk of contact and/or injury to bystanders, while also sparing the unmanned aircraft.
Flirtey’s advanced drone delivery technology has unique capabilities unavailable from any other manufacturer. In addition to the startup’s industry-leading drone, the Flirtey Eagle, the Flirtey Portal is its sophisticated takeoff and landing platform which enables scalable store-to-door operations.
Lastly, Flirtey’s autonomous software platform enables drones to deliver safely with one Flirtey
operator overseeing ten Flirtey 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 holds over 25 patents, granted and pending, in the United States and worldwide.
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