Domino’s has announced the launch of an AI assistant that will be plugged into the brand’s site and mobile app to allow customers to order food using voice.
Sydney-founded, Reno-based drone startup Flirtey has raised a US$16 million ($21.3 million) Series A round to expand its operations.
Yesterday Australia’s leading drone startup, Flirtey conducted the world’s first ever delivery of Domino’s Pizza’s to the doorsteps of its customers in New Zealand.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has finally made changes to Australian commercial drone laws and as of tomorrow people will be able to fly drones in commercial situations without a license. The relaxing of these regulations coincides with Sydney drone startup Propeller Aero raising US$3.1 million to become one of the first startups to take advantage of these new laws.
Sydney startup Propeller Aero launches new product, AeroPoints to increase the technology’s commercial adoption across the world. AeroPoints are portable ground control markers that look to increase the accuracy of drone data capturing.
Domino’s has today announced a partnership with Australian drone startup Flirtey to launch the world’s first ever drone delivery service in New Zealand. The partnership aims to connect people with pizza via CAA-approved trial store-to-door drone deliveries.
Australian founded drone startup Flirtey has delivered its first 7-Eleven slurpee to a US customer in celebration of the stores 89th birthday. The home delivery service was the first fully autonomous drone delivery to a customer’s residence in the US, which represents a historic milestone for both US drone delivery and global commerce.
Independent drone delivery service Flirtey has today announced it will be conducting its first ship-to-shore delivery to the US. The delivery will showcase the humanitarian potential of drones for the United Nations and the American Red Cross, among other participants.
Sydney-founded drone startup Flirtey is set to take a permanent place in history, announcing it’s been accepted into the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in the US.
The start of year columns predicting 2016 would finally be the year of the drone may just prove to be right, with Australian-founded, US-based drone startup Flirtey completing the first fully autonomous, Federal Aviation Administration-approved urban drone delivery in Nevada.
The tech world has been promising that “this year” will be the year that drones finally take off, with drones expected to do everything from delivering Amazon packages in the suburbs to helping farmers with their crops, but 2016 might finally see this promise become a reality.
The weekend marked a significant milestone in not just Australian startup Flirtey’s journey, but the US drone industry as well, with the startup and NASA both conducting the first Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved deliveries by drones on US soil in Wise, Virginia, as part of an event labelled ‘Let’s Fly Wisely’.
Fastway Couriers New Zealand has partnered with Australian drone startup Flirtey to trial its first drone parcel delivery. The aerial delivery took less than a quarter of the 20 minutes the delivery would usually take to complete along the two kilometre road route.
Today marks a significant milestone in not just the Australian startup’s journey, but the US drone industry as well, with Flirtey and NASA both anticipating the green light to conduct the first Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved deliveries by drones on US soil in Wise, Virginia as part of an event being labelled ‘Let’s Fly Wisely’.
Drone technology startup Flirtey was the world’s first ‘drone delivery service’ to ever launch. In 2013, the startup was met with scepticism and ridicule by a pretty large portion of the media – including the startup media and this publication. In fairness, the company, founded by Matthew Sweeny, Ahmed Haider and Tom Bass, largely existed off a working (very early) prototype and drone delivery was a very new concept at the time.