This Bloomberg Technology video profiles CyPhy Works tethered PARC and its commercial applications: long duration surveillance, communications, and even drone delivery. Lance Vandenbrook, CEO, and Helen Greiner CTO discuss the future of commercial drone use with Bloomberg interviewers, and highlight CyPhy Works future growth.
On September 17, 2016 in Colorado Springs, CO, CyPhy Works and UAVu Flight Operations successfully flew CyPhy’s Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications (PARC) drone to help the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) monitor and manage traffic. The test flight took near the US Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado on Saturday, September 17, 2016, at a unique concert event in Falcon Stadium starring 3-time Grammy-award winning artist Tim McGraw.
The multiple hour flight was part of a pilot project to improve the management of automotive traffic entering and leaving a high-volume, short- term festival events; and to efficiently direct first responders where they were needed.
You can read more about this successful deployment here:
A few links to coverage of the UPS & CyPhy Drone demonstration:
UPS® (NYSE:UPS) announced today that it has begun testing the use of drones to make commercial deliveries of packages to remote or difficult-to-access locations, working together with drone-maker CyPhy Works.
CyPhy Works, Inc. today announces that Lance Vanden Brook has been named chief executive officer (CEO). Lance will partner with CyPhy Works founder Helen Greiner, who will assume the role of chief technical officer (CTO). The company also announced that former president and chief operating officer (COO) of Kiva Systems, Amy Villeneuve, will assume the role of chairman of the CyPhy Works Board, effective immediately.
CyPhy Works announced today that it has received an order for its Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications (PARC) System, from the U.S. Army’s Rapid Equipping Force (REF). PARC, a tethered drone, addresses the need for a persistent eye-in-the-sky by flying for days at a time.
Beta Boston covers the flight of CyPhy Works’ PARC tethered air vehicle at the Tokyo Marathon, and points out the difficulty of mastering long-duration, reliable flight.
Last night, I watched a live stream of the finish line from the 2016 Tokyo Marathon. I didn’t know a single runner, had never closely followed this event and sadly have never personally completed a marathon. I watched because it was the first time a drone would be streaming video of the finish line as part of an enhanced high-tech security effort from the Tokyo Police.
CyPhy Works PARC flies live at the Tokyo Marathon, 28 Feb 2016.
TechRepublic’s Hope Reese profiles CyPhy Works’ PARC tethered drone, in their report of an interview with Helen Greiner.