• Test flights of JD.com drones for rural deliveries

    published: 24 Aug 2016
  • China-based JD .com's rural drone deliveries

    China’s second largest e-tailer, JD.com has been making commercial drone deliveries in at least four pilot regions scattered across China since June 2016, see how deliveries are made. Source: JD.com

    published: 10 Feb 2017
  • Ensuring Safe Deliveries in Rural India

    23 year old Laxmi, of Vissanapeta, India, was a high risk pregnancy. HMRI's mobile health clinic service ensures the safe delivery of her child.

    published: 24 Feb 2010
  • Home deliveries in rural Burma

    Burma's Health Ministry has admitted that the country needs significantly more midwives. Senior health officials recently said that a mere 10,000 midwives are employed to cover 60,000 villages. In Rangoon's Bago division there are 3,000 people living in San San Lwin's village and the midwife has to travel to all the other villages in the area.

    published: 27 Aug 2013
  • Drone deliveries fight HIV infection in rural Africa

    "Unicef":http://www.unicef.org/media/media_90462.html along with the Malawi government are leading a trial based on the use of drones to reduce waiting times for HIV test results in infants living in rural areas. Malawi has a national HIV prevalence rate of 10 percent, still one of the highest in the world. Currently it can take almost two months to get samples from a healthcare facility to an equipped lab and for the results to be returned. Judith Sherman of Unicef HIV programme explained: "… READ MORE : http://www.euronews.com/2016/03/23/drone-deliveries-fight-hiv-infection-in-rural-africa euronews knowledge brings you a fresh mix of the world's most interesting know-hows, directly from space and sci-tech experts. Subscribe for your dose of space and sci-tech: http://www.youtube.com...

    published: 24 Mar 2016
  • UPS Tests Residential Delivery Via Drone

    UPS announced it has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of a delivery truck. The test was conducted in collaboration with drone-maker Workhorse. Sending drones to make deliveries from package cars could bolster efficiency in our network by reducing miles driven. https://pressroom.ups.com

    published: 21 Feb 2017
  • Mail Carriers: "Mailman" 1946 Encyclopaedia Britannica Films; How US Mail Was Sorted & Delivered

    USPS, Mail, Post Office, Stamps... playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_hX5wLdhf_IE6wB_qlBB_sLmUryf-4yJ Encyclopaedia Britannica Films playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_hX5wLdhf_JruhRRIggOLSn-n-cb2NiZ more at http://quickfound.net/ "Designed to show primary grade pupils how the United States post office system operates. Follows both a city and a rural mailman on their appointed rounds and explains graphically to children how postmen sort mail and deliver it. Also the great social responsibility of Uncle Sam's letter carriers." Reupload of a previously uploaded film with improved video & sound. Public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightne...

    published: 24 Feb 2017
  • The traditional midwives of Isiolo

    http://www.nation.co.ke Daily Nation reporter Joy Wanja Muraya took a trip to Isiolo to witness the process of childbirth in rural Kenya. Read the entire story on http://www.nation.co.ke/Features/DN2/Childbirth+the+age+old+way/-/957860/1509258/-/fwi2sn/-/index.html

    published: 19 Sep 2012
  • Urban & Rural Plants - Deliveries 2016

    The telehandler in action - a very tall Butia palm being unloaded

    published: 12 Mar 2016
  • Being a mail carrier on the busiest delivery day of the year

    Monday marked the busiest shipping day of the year. Now it's only fitting that Wednesday is the busiest day for deliveries.

    published: 18 Dec 2014
  • China Mail Drone Makes First Delivery

    China's first postal drone delivered a parcel in mountainous Zhejiang province, state media reported Monday. Like several other companies around the world, including Amazon and Google X, China Post is exploring drone delivery services. Photo/Video: CCTV Subscribe to the WSJ channel here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Follow WSJ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wsjvideo Follow WSJ on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+wsj/posts Follow WSJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJvideo Follow WSJ on Instagram: http://instagram.com/wsj Follow WSJ on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/wsj/

    published: 21 Sep 2016
  • Blood from the Sky: Zipline’s Ambitious Medical Drone Delivery Plan

    Zipline is the first in the world to offer regular delivery of emergency medical products: http://trib.al/v6jtm0b

    published: 07 Jul 2017
  • UPS partners for drone deliveries in Rwanda

    Drones delivering vital medical supplies to Rwanda will take to the skies in July 2016. UPS has partnered with drone company Zipline to deliver blood and vaccines.

    published: 09 May 2016
  • 1940s Rural Truck Deliveries and Lumber Hauling

    1940s Rural Truck Deliveries and Lumber Hauling, http://www.myfootageresearch.com/details.php?gid=33&sgid=&pid=27050 This clip is available for licensing from MyFootage.com - Call us at (212) 620-3955 - Please Subscribe to our channel, as we are constantly adding new clips. Thanks!

    published: 25 Jul 2012
  • Project Wing tests real-world drone deliveries in Australia

    In fall 2017, Project Wing started testing drone deliveries to residential yards in rural Australia. Our testers, including young families, busy professionals and retirees, had many suggestions for how our technology could alleviate the inconvenience of having to drive 40-minutes round trip in the car for almost anything, whether it’s a carton of milk, veggies for dinner, or a cup of coffee. Hear from testers about their experience. Find out more about Project Wing on x.company/wing

    published: 16 Oct 2017
  • Urban & Rural Plants - Deliveries 2016

    The telehandler in action - the biggest olive tree being unloaded

    published: 12 Mar 2016
  • Ghana: Midwives Deliver

    Shows the powerful transformation in Ghana's maternal health care system where investment in midwives promises to dramatically reduce maternal mortality. Profiles a midwife who overcomes cultural and distance barriers to encourage facility deliveries. Producer: Allison Shigo/Co-Producer: Adrian Heinzelman Engel Entertainment

    published: 16 Mar 2011
  • UPS Drone Delivery

    UPS announced that it has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of a UPS® package car, autonomously delivers a package to a home and then returns to the vehicle while the delivery driver continues along the route to make a separate delivery. Get More Great Car Videos - Subscribe: https://goo.gl/BSIaFc UPS conducted the test on Monday in Lithia, Fla. with Workhorse Group (NASDAQ: WKHS), an Ohio-based battery-electric truck and drone developer. Workhorse built the drone and the electric UPS package car used in the test. “This test is different than anything we’ve done with drones so far. It has implications for future deliveries, especially in rural locations where our package cars often have to travel miles to make a single delivery,” said Mark Wallace, UPS senior vice p...

    published: 03 May 2017
  • Urban & Rural Plants - Deliveries 2016

    Unloading a big olive tree

    published: 12 Mar 2016
  • Drone delivery takes off in China

    (10 Nov 2016) FOR CLEAN VERSION SEE STORY NUMBER: 4065304 LEAD IN: Chinese retailers are investing heavily in drone delivery systems as a way to access millions of customers in the country's rural areas. A surge in e-commerce has seen demand for online shopping deliveries increase. But poor road infrastructure in China's more remote provinces makes sending products by air a more attractive option. STORY-LINE: A delivery drone takes off, gripping its precious cargo. The Beijing-based e-commerce giant JD.com recently unveiled a fleet of 30 drones. Developed via its in-house drone team called JDX, the drone delivery program has so far licensed more than 30 flight routes in four different bases: Beijing, Jiangsu province near Shanghai, Shaanxi province in northern China, and S...

    published: 16 Nov 2016
  • UPS tests truck-launched drone

    UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of a UPS package car, autonomously delivers a package to a home and then returns to the vehicle while the delivery driver continues along the route to make a separate delivery. UPS conducted the test in February 2017 in Tampa, Florida with Workhorse Group, an Ohio-based battery-electric truck and drone developer. Workhorse built the drone and the electric UPS package car used in the test. “This test is different than anything we’ve done with drones so far. It has implications for future deliveries, especially in rural locations where our package cars often have to travel miles to make a single delivery,” said Mark Wallace, UPS senior vice president of global engineering and sustainability. “Imagine a triangular delivery rou...

    published: 22 Feb 2017
  • Vayu's Drones Deliver Healthcare in Rural Madagascar

    On July 27, 2016, Michigan-based Vayu, Inc., in collaboration with the Stony Brook University Global Health Institute completed the first ever series of long-range, fully autonomous drone delivery flights with blood and stool samples, setting records in the process. The samples were flown from villages in rural Madagascar to Stony Brook University's Centre ValBio, a central testing facility located adjacent to Ranamafana National Park, over hilly terrain without any road infrastructure. The unique ability of Vayu’s delivery drone to take off and land anywhere solves that problem and helps vulnerable rural communities to get the medical care they deserve. “The flights to and from villages in the Ifanadiana district of Madagascar ushers in a new era in bringing healthcare to people living i...

    published: 04 Aug 2016
  • Drones deployed by Chinese e-commerce giant for goods delivery

    Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com has deployed drones to deliver goods ordered online. The drones drop parcels at designated areas along programmed routes, then delivery men pick up the goods and transport them to their exact addresses. The whole process is monitored in real-time by a control center. The drone delivery program aims to improve the efficiency and accuracy of deliveries in urban and rural areas. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChinaGlobalTVNetwork/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cgtn/?hl=zh-...

    published: 10 Oct 2017
  • Alibaba's Delivery Drones Over China

    Alibaba Group's Taobao Marketplace shopping website partnered with China logistics company YTO Express in a one-off trial of drone technology, delivering ginger tea packets to 450 customers in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou over a three-day period starting Feb. 4.

    published: 04 Feb 2015
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Test flights of JD.com drones for rural deliveries

Test flights of JD.com drones for rural deliveries

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China-based JD .com's rural drone deliveries

China-based JD .com's rural drone deliveries

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  • Updated: 10 Feb 2017
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China’s second largest e-tailer, JD.com has been making commercial drone deliveries in at least four pilot regions scattered across China since June 2016, see how deliveries are made. Source: JD.com
https://wn.com/China_Based_Jd_.Com's_Rural_Drone_Deliveries
Ensuring Safe Deliveries in Rural India

Ensuring Safe Deliveries in Rural India

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  • Updated: 24 Feb 2010
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23 year old Laxmi, of Vissanapeta, India, was a high risk pregnancy. HMRI's mobile health clinic service ensures the safe delivery of her child.
https://wn.com/Ensuring_Safe_Deliveries_In_Rural_India
Home deliveries in rural Burma

Home deliveries in rural Burma

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  • Updated: 27 Aug 2013
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Burma's Health Ministry has admitted that the country needs significantly more midwives. Senior health officials recently said that a mere 10,000 midwives are employed to cover 60,000 villages. In Rangoon's Bago division there are 3,000 people living in San San Lwin's village and the midwife has to travel to all the other villages in the area.
https://wn.com/Home_Deliveries_In_Rural_Burma
Drone deliveries fight HIV infection in rural Africa

Drone deliveries fight HIV infection in rural Africa

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  • Updated: 24 Mar 2016
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"Unicef":http://www.unicef.org/media/media_90462.html along with the Malawi government are leading a trial based on the use of drones to reduce waiting times for HIV test results in infants living in rural areas. Malawi has a national HIV prevalence rate of 10 percent, still one of the highest in the world. Currently it can take almost two months to get samples from a healthcare facility to an equipped lab and for the results to be returned. Judith Sherman of Unicef HIV programme explained: "… READ MORE : http://www.euronews.com/2016/03/23/drone-deliveries-fight-hiv-infection-in-rural-africa euronews knowledge brings you a fresh mix of the world's most interesting know-hows, directly from space and sci-tech experts. Subscribe for your dose of space and sci-tech: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=euronewsknowledge Made by euronews, the most watched news channel in Europe.
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UPS Tests Residential Delivery Via Drone

UPS Tests Residential Delivery Via Drone

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  • Updated: 21 Feb 2017
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UPS announced it has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of a delivery truck. The test was conducted in collaboration with drone-maker Workhorse. Sending drones to make deliveries from package cars could bolster efficiency in our network by reducing miles driven. https://pressroom.ups.com
https://wn.com/Ups_Tests_Residential_Delivery_Via_Drone
Mail Carriers: "Mailman" 1946 Encyclopaedia Britannica Films; How US Mail Was Sorted & Delivered

Mail Carriers: "Mailman" 1946 Encyclopaedia Britannica Films; How US Mail Was Sorted & Delivered

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  • Updated: 24 Feb 2017
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USPS, Mail, Post Office, Stamps... playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_hX5wLdhf_IE6wB_qlBB_sLmUryf-4yJ Encyclopaedia Britannica Films playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_hX5wLdhf_JruhRRIggOLSn-n-cb2NiZ more at http://quickfound.net/ "Designed to show primary grade pupils how the United States post office system operates. Follows both a city and a rural mailman on their appointed rounds and explains graphically to children how postmen sort mail and deliver it. Also the great social responsibility of Uncle Sam's letter carriers." Reupload of a previously uploaded film with improved video & sound. Public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mail_carrier A mail carrier, mailman, postal carrier, postman, postwoman (US), postman/postwoman (UK), letter carrier (in American English) or postie (in Australia, New Zealand) is an employee of the post office or postal service, who delivers mail and parcel post to residences and businesses. The term "mail carrier" came to be used as a gender-neutral substitute for "mailman" soon after women began performing the job. In the Royal Mail, the official name changed from "letter carrier" to "postman" in 1883, and "postwoman" has also been used for many years... United States In the United States, the official label for a mail carrier is "letter carrier". There are three types of letter carriers: city letter carriers, who are represented by the National Association of Letter Carriers; Rural Letter Carrier, who are represented by the National Rural Letter Carriers' Association; and Highway Contract Route carriers, who are independent contractors. While union membership is voluntary, city carriers are organized near 100% nationally. City carriers are paid hourly with the potential for overtime. City Carriers are also subject to "pivoting" on a daily basis. Pivoting (when a Carrier's assigned route will take less than 8 hours to complete, management may "pivot" said Carrier to work on another route to fill that Carrier up to 8 hours.) is a tool postal management uses to redistribute and eliminate overtime costs, based on consultation with the Carrier about his/her estimated workload for the day and mail volume projections from the DOIS (Delivery Operations Information System) computer program. City Carrier routes are adjusted and/ or eliminated based on information (length, time, and overall workload) also controlled by this program, consultations with the Carrier assigned to the route, and a current PS Form 3999 (street observation by a Postal supervisor to determine accurate times spent on actual delivery of mail)... Rural carriers are under a form of salary called "evaluated hours", usually with overtime built in to their pay. The evaluated hours are created by having all mail counted for a period of two or four weeks, and a formula used to create the set dollar amount they will be paid for each day worked until the next time the route is counted... City letter carriers typically work urban routes that are high density and low mileage. These routes are classified as either "mounted" routes (for those that require a vehicle) or "walking" routes (for those that are done on foot). When working a mounted route, city letter carriers usually drive distinctive white vans with the logo of the United States Postal Service on the side and deliver to curbside and building affixed mailboxes. Carriers who walk generally also drive postal vehicles to their routes, park at a specified location, and carry one "loop" of mail, up one side of the street and back down the other side, until they are back to their vehicle. This method of delivery is referred to as "park and loop"... Rural letter carriers typically work routes that have a lower density and higher mileage than those of city letter carriers. They all work mounted routes, leaving their vehicles only to deliver to group mailboxes or to deliver an article that must be taken to a customer's door... Rural letter carriers often use their own vehicles and are not required to wear a uniform... Highway Contract Route carriers work routes that were established with a density of less than one customer per mile driven (some later grow denser, and can then be converted to rural delivery). They are only mounted routes, and all HCR carriers use their own vehicle. These routes are typically found in outlying areas, or around very small communities...
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The traditional midwives of Isiolo

The traditional midwives of Isiolo

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  • Updated: 19 Sep 2012
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http://www.nation.co.ke Daily Nation reporter Joy Wanja Muraya took a trip to Isiolo to witness the process of childbirth in rural Kenya. Read the entire story on http://www.nation.co.ke/Features/DN2/Childbirth+the+age+old+way/-/957860/1509258/-/fwi2sn/-/index.html
https://wn.com/The_Traditional_Midwives_Of_Isiolo
Urban & Rural Plants - Deliveries 2016

Urban & Rural Plants - Deliveries 2016

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  • Updated: 12 Mar 2016
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The telehandler in action - a very tall Butia palm being unloaded
https://wn.com/Urban_Rural_Plants_Deliveries_2016
Being a mail carrier on the busiest delivery day of the year

Being a mail carrier on the busiest delivery day of the year

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  • Updated: 18 Dec 2014
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Monday marked the busiest shipping day of the year. Now it's only fitting that Wednesday is the busiest day for deliveries.
https://wn.com/Being_A_Mail_Carrier_On_The_Busiest_Delivery_Day_Of_The_Year
China Mail Drone Makes First Delivery

China Mail Drone Makes First Delivery

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  • Updated: 21 Sep 2016
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China's first postal drone delivered a parcel in mountainous Zhejiang province, state media reported Monday. Like several other companies around the world, including Amazon and Google X, China Post is exploring drone delivery services. Photo/Video: CCTV Subscribe to the WSJ channel here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Follow WSJ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wsjvideo Follow WSJ on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+wsj/posts Follow WSJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJvideo Follow WSJ on Instagram: http://instagram.com/wsj Follow WSJ on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/wsj/
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Blood from the Sky: Zipline’s Ambitious Medical Drone Delivery Plan

Blood from the Sky: Zipline’s Ambitious Medical Drone Delivery Plan

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  • Updated: 07 Jul 2017
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Zipline is the first in the world to offer regular delivery of emergency medical products: http://trib.al/v6jtm0b
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UPS partners for drone deliveries in Rwanda

UPS partners for drone deliveries in Rwanda

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  • Updated: 09 May 2016
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Drones delivering vital medical supplies to Rwanda will take to the skies in July 2016. UPS has partnered with drone company Zipline to deliver blood and vaccines.
https://wn.com/Ups_Partners_For_Drone_Deliveries_In_Rwanda
1940s Rural Truck Deliveries and Lumber Hauling

1940s Rural Truck Deliveries and Lumber Hauling

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  • Updated: 25 Jul 2012
  • views: 356
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1940s Rural Truck Deliveries and Lumber Hauling, http://www.myfootageresearch.com/details.php?gid=33&sgid=&pid=27050 This clip is available for licensing from MyFootage.com - Call us at (212) 620-3955 - Please Subscribe to our channel, as we are constantly adding new clips. Thanks!
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Project Wing tests real-world drone deliveries in Australia

Project Wing tests real-world drone deliveries in Australia

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  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • views: 10149
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In fall 2017, Project Wing started testing drone deliveries to residential yards in rural Australia. Our testers, including young families, busy professionals and retirees, had many suggestions for how our technology could alleviate the inconvenience of having to drive 40-minutes round trip in the car for almost anything, whether it’s a carton of milk, veggies for dinner, or a cup of coffee. Hear from testers about their experience. Find out more about Project Wing on x.company/wing
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Urban & Rural Plants - Deliveries 2016

Urban & Rural Plants - Deliveries 2016

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  • Updated: 12 Mar 2016
  • views: 59
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The telehandler in action - the biggest olive tree being unloaded
https://wn.com/Urban_Rural_Plants_Deliveries_2016
Ghana: Midwives Deliver

Ghana: Midwives Deliver

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  • Updated: 16 Mar 2011
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Shows the powerful transformation in Ghana's maternal health care system where investment in midwives promises to dramatically reduce maternal mortality. Profiles a midwife who overcomes cultural and distance barriers to encourage facility deliveries. Producer: Allison Shigo/Co-Producer: Adrian Heinzelman Engel Entertainment
https://wn.com/Ghana_Midwives_Deliver
UPS Drone Delivery

UPS Drone Delivery

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  • Updated: 03 May 2017
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UPS announced that it has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of a UPS® package car, autonomously delivers a package to a home and then returns to the vehicle while the delivery driver continues along the route to make a separate delivery. Get More Great Car Videos - Subscribe: https://goo.gl/BSIaFc UPS conducted the test on Monday in Lithia, Fla. with Workhorse Group (NASDAQ: WKHS), an Ohio-based battery-electric truck and drone developer. Workhorse built the drone and the electric UPS package car used in the test. “This test is different than anything we’ve done with drones so far. It has implications for future deliveries, especially in rural locations where our package cars often have to travel miles to make a single delivery,” said Mark Wallace, UPS senior vice president of global engineering and sustainability. “Imagine a triangular delivery route where the stops are miles apart by road. Sending a drone from a package car to make just one of those deliveries can reduce costly miles driven. This is a big step toward bolstering efficiency in our network and reducing our emissions at the same time.” With ORION, UPS’s On-Road Integrated Optimization Navigation routing software, a reduction of just one mile per driver per day over one year can save UPS up to $50 million. UPS has about 66,000 delivery drivers on the road each day. Rural delivery routes are the most expensive to serve due to the time and vehicle expenses required to complete each delivery. In this test, the drone made one delivery while the driver continued down the road to make another. This is a possible role UPS envisions for drones in the future. “Drivers are the face of our company, and that won’t change,” Wallace said. “What’s exciting is the potential for drones to aid drivers at various points along their routes, helping them save time and deliver on increasing customer service needs that stem from the growth of e-commerce.” The drone used in Monday’s test was the Workhorse HorseFly™ UAV Delivery system. It is a high-efficiency, octocopter delivery drone that is fully integrated with Workhorse’s line of electric/hybrid delivery trucks. The drone docks on the roof of the delivery truck. A cage suspended beneath the drone, extends through a hatch into the truck. A UPS driver inside loads a package into the cage and presses a button on a touch screen, sending the drone on a preset autonomous route to an address. The battery-powered HorseFly drone recharges while it’s docked. It has a 30-minute flight time and can carry a package weighing up to 10 pounds. For this test, Workhorse preset the route for the drone. But in the future, routes could be determined by UPS’s On-Road Integrated Optimization and Navigation (ORION), which is the company’s proprietary routing software. “It’s wonderful to see this technology applied in such a practical way,” said Stephen Burns, Workhorse founder and CEO. “The drone is fully autonomous. It doesn’t require a pilot. So the delivery driver is free to make other deliveries while the drone is away.” UPS has been testing automation and robotics technologies, including drones, for years. Last September, UPS staged a mock delivery of urgently needed medicine from Beverly, Mass. to an island three miles off the Atlantic coast. Additionally, UPS is using drones extensively for humanitarian relief, partnering with third-party organizations to deliver life-saving blood and vaccines to hard-to-reach locations in Rwanda. UPS also is utilizing drones to check inventory on high storage shelves in its warehouses. Unlike all of the previous tests, the most recent UPS drone test shows how drones might assist in making non-urgent residential deliveries as part of the day-to-day operation. Last year, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued small unmanned aircraft systems rules that allow for some commercial use of drones and paved the way for future expanded applications. UPS was one of 35 selected from a cross section of key stakeholders to serve on the FAA’s drone advisory committee. The committee will provide the FAA recommendations on key drone integration issues that will ultimately allow for safe and secure operations of drones within the National Air Space System. Get More Great Car Videos - Subscribe: https://goo.gl/BSIaFc
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Urban & Rural Plants - Deliveries 2016

Urban & Rural Plants - Deliveries 2016

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  • Updated: 12 Mar 2016
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Unloading a big olive tree
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Drone delivery takes off in China

Drone delivery takes off in China

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  • Updated: 16 Nov 2016
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(10 Nov 2016) FOR CLEAN VERSION SEE STORY NUMBER: 4065304 LEAD IN: Chinese retailers are investing heavily in drone delivery systems as a way to access millions of customers in the country's rural areas. A surge in e-commerce has seen demand for online shopping deliveries increase. But poor road infrastructure in China's more remote provinces makes sending products by air a more attractive option. STORY-LINE: A delivery drone takes off, gripping its precious cargo. The Beijing-based e-commerce giant JD.com recently unveiled a fleet of 30 drones. Developed via its in-house drone team called JDX, the drone delivery program has so far licensed more than 30 flight routes in four different bases: Beijing, Jiangsu province near Shanghai, Shaanxi province in northern China, and Sichuan province. Since China's Air Force controls the air space, JD.com is leasing the drone flight routes from the government on an annual basis and has to notify officials for each flight. When a rural customer orders goods online, it is flagged when it is suitable for drone delivery. Once it reaches the delivery station, a team fixes it to a drone that will follow a fixed route that will avoid populated areas, highways and signal towers. Cui Zhang, a senior engineer at JDX, says it cuts the delivery time. "We can reduce the delivery time by half compared with traditional delivery methods like cars or motorbikes. It is also very cost effective. The cost of urban delivery is about 1/5th of the cost of rural delivery in big cities. We hope to use drones to reduce costs dramatically," he says. The trial drones that JD.com have been using have a maximum load weight of 15kg. Most can travel 10km in one trip. During a recent flight test with the media, the model used, called M-TC2, was able to travel at a maximum speed of 100km/h. The drone hovers above a designated area in the destination village, drops the parcel down and leaves immediately after. Fragile items are not suitable for drone delivery. A designated "village promoter" then collects it and delivers it to the villager. Gao Hui, a part-time "village promoter" for JD.com: "Delivering parcels to the village is very time consuming because it is far and the roads are in poor conditions," says Gao Hui on his way to deliver the parcel of tissues. "Drones are different, they can directly fly to the village and I can pick up the parcel and delivery directly to the customer. You save a lot of time," he adds. Andy Mok, an analyst at Red Pagoda Resources, calls the drone deliveries a potential game changer because the market, of 600 million people, is enormous. "By using drones, companies like JD.com have the potential to leapfrog the need for road investments by governments to immediately access this large and growing market," he says. Village promoters also help villagers, who often do not own a computer or are not familiar enough with the world of e-commerce, to place orders. Sheng Ma, a 30-year-old villager, ordered several boxes of tissues in the morning from JD.com. A few hours later, they were in his hands, after a drone had flown a few kilometres through the Jiangsu province countryside to deliver the goods. He was playing outside with his one-year-old son when Gao Hui delivered his order. He is impressed with the speed of delivery. "Before, for example, if you ordered today, it would only arrive tomorrow. Now, if you order at 9 am for example, it will arrive in the afternoon" he says. The project is currently in a trial phase and expected to be expanded next year. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/c0758bbf51c39c27da0afe1efc456338 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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UPS tests truck-launched drone

UPS tests truck-launched drone

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UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of a UPS package car, autonomously delivers a package to a home and then returns to the vehicle while the delivery driver continues along the route to make a separate delivery. UPS conducted the test in February 2017 in Tampa, Florida with Workhorse Group, an Ohio-based battery-electric truck and drone developer. Workhorse built the drone and the electric UPS package car used in the test. “This test is different than anything we’ve done with drones so far. It has implications for future deliveries, especially in rural locations where our package cars often have to travel miles to make a single delivery,” said Mark Wallace, UPS senior vice president of global engineering and sustainability. “Imagine a triangular delivery route where the stops are miles apart by road. Sending a drone from a package car to make just one of those deliveries can reduce costly miles driven. This is a big step toward bolstering efficiency in our network and reducing our emissions at the same time.” With ORION, UPS’s On-Road Integrated Optimisation Navigation routing software, a reduction of just one mile per driver per day over one year can save UPS up to $50m. UPS has about 102,000 delivery drivers on the road each day. Rural delivery routes are the most expensive to serve due to the time and vehicle expenses required to complete each delivery. In this test, the drone made one delivery while the driver continued down the road to make another. This is a possible role UPS envisions for drones in the future. “Drivers are the face of our company, and that won’t change,” Wallace said. “What’s exciting is the potential for drones to aid drivers at various points along their routes, helping them save time and deliver on increasing customer service needs that stem from the growth of e-commerce.” The drone used in Monday’s test was the Workhorse HorseFly UAV Delivery system. It is a high-efficiency, octocopter delivery drone that is fully integrated with Workhorse’s line of electric/hybrid delivery trucks. The drone docks on the roof of the delivery truck. A cage suspended beneath the drone, extends through a hatch into the truck. A UPS driver inside loads a package into the cage and presses a button on a touch screen, sending the drone on a preset autonomous route to an address. The battery-powered HorseFly drone recharges while it’s docked. It has a 30-minute flight time and can carry a package weighing up to 10lb (4.5kg). “It’s wonderful to see this technology applied in such a practical way,” said Stephen Burns, Workhorse founder and CEO. “The drone is fully autonomous. It doesn’t require a pilot. So the delivery driver is free to make other deliveries while the drone is away.” UPS has been testing automation and robotics technologies, including drones, for years. Last September, UPS staged a mock delivery of urgently needed medicine from Beverly, Mass. to an island three miles off the Atlantic coast. Additionally, UPS is using drones extensively for humanitarian relief, partnering with third-party organisations to deliver life-saving blood and vaccines to hard-to-reach locations in Rwanda. UPS also is utilising drones to check inventory on high storage shelves in its warehouses. Unlike all of the previous tests, the most recent UPS drone test shows how drones might assist in making non-urgent residential deliveries as part of the day-to-day operation. Last year, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued small unmanned aircraft systems rules that allow for some commercial use of drones and paved the way for future expanded applications. UPS was one of 35 selected from a cross-section of key stakeholders to serve on the FAA’s drone advisory committee. The committee will provide the FAA recommendations on key drone integration issues that will ultimately allow for safe and secure operations of drones within the National Air Space System.
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Vayu's Drones Deliver Healthcare in Rural Madagascar

Vayu's Drones Deliver Healthcare in Rural Madagascar

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On July 27, 2016, Michigan-based Vayu, Inc., in collaboration with the Stony Brook University Global Health Institute completed the first ever series of long-range, fully autonomous drone delivery flights with blood and stool samples, setting records in the process. The samples were flown from villages in rural Madagascar to Stony Brook University's Centre ValBio, a central testing facility located adjacent to Ranamafana National Park, over hilly terrain without any road infrastructure. The unique ability of Vayu’s delivery drone to take off and land anywhere solves that problem and helps vulnerable rural communities to get the medical care they deserve. “The flights to and from villages in the Ifanadiana district of Madagascar ushers in a new era in bringing healthcare to people living in really remote settings,” said Dr. Peter Small, the Founding Director of Stony Brook’s Global Health Institute. "This day would not have been possible without the support of the government and people of Madagascar. In this context, drones will find innumerable uses such as accelerating the diagnosis of tuberculosis and ensuring the delivery of vaccines.” This effort was made possible by generous support from the United States Agency for International Development. www.vayu.us
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Drones deployed by Chinese e-commerce giant for goods delivery

Drones deployed by Chinese e-commerce giant for goods delivery

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Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com has deployed drones to deliver goods ordered online. The drones drop parcels at designated areas along programmed routes, then delivery men pick up the goods and transport them to their exact addresses. The whole process is monitored in real-time by a control center. The drone delivery program aims to improve the efficiency and accuracy of deliveries in urban and rural areas. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChinaGlobalTVNetwork/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cgtn/?hl=zh-cn Twitter: https://twitter.com/CGTNOfficial Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/CGTNOfficial/ Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing
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Alibaba's Delivery Drones Over China

Alibaba's Delivery Drones Over China

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Alibaba Group's Taobao Marketplace shopping website partnered with China logistics company YTO Express in a one-off trial of drone technology, delivering ginger tea packets to 450 customers in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou over a three-day period starting Feb. 4.
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