Drones deliver Corona Virus PPE across the UK
Carrying capacity of 100kg
Travel up to 621 miles
10min mainland - Isle of Wight
In March 2020, the government announced funding for tests to aid the pandemic
Grant Shapps, secretary of state for transport, said a planned trial of automated technology would be brought forward to start testing at the end of March; there was an urgent need for drone trials to start sooner rather than later.
£28m of funding was given by the UK government for this project
Trials need to start as soon as possible to contribute to aiding the pandemic
With the global pandemic in its peak, the UK government gave £28m of funding to Solent Transport to work with the University of Southampton and Windracers to develop the UK's first unmanned traffic...