Drone space forayed by Delhivery
The announcement has come at a time when India is taking steps towards allowing delivery of goods through drones Transition Robotics Inc (TRI). It has focused on taking novel vertical-takeoff UAS with advanced flight capabilities to market.
Delhivery is the Logistics service provider which has acquired California-based Transition Robotics Inc (TRI), a company focused on developing unmanned aerial system (UAS) platforms.
Delhivery will get access to all intellectual property registered in the US to TRI with this transaction, strengthening its capabilities in a wide range of applications, including aerial photography, remote sensing, inspection, and surveys. Kapil Bharati, CTO, Delhivery, said: “While we continue to build our supply chain platform, we must look at long-term developments poised to shape the industry.”
The development comes as Delhivery gears up to start ‘delivery through drone’ service in India. The company had signed pacts with cargo division of airline firm Spicejet, SpiceXpress, earlier this year so as to build drone delivery capability in the country.
TRI brings a decade of deep experience with all aspects of small UAS — from hardware and software design to testing, validation, and manufacturing. It seeks to unlock new markets and applications for its customers and has a proven track record of shepherding innovative concepts to production, as per a Delhivery statement.