Aerospace

Flirtey files for safety patent for drone flights and deliveries

11 February 2020
The Flirtey Eagle could be one of the drones equipped with a parachute or other safety measures. Source: Flirtey

Drone startup Flirtey has been granted a patent that will allow it to increase the safety of drone flights and deliveries.

The patent will allow drone manufacturers to implement parachutes while drones are in flight or when delivering packages. The patent also can detect an erroring operation while the drone is in flight, deploying a safety mechanism if needed. This helps to alleviate the risk of contact or injury to bystanders, while also helping to keep the drone safe.

Flirtey has been developing drone capabilities for the last few years including its drone the Flirtey Eagle, the Flirtey drone portal that is a takeoff and landing platform for store-to-door operations and an autonomous software platform that allows for one operator to oversee up to 10 Flirtey delivery drones.

Flirtey has also patented a safety and anti-tampering system so that if someone pulls on a delivery tether it can detach from a drone.

Flirtey's ability to manufacture its aircraft from the ground up within its own facility has accelerated the safety, reliability and production of its technology.

Flirtey holds over 25 patents, granted and pending, in the United States and worldwide.

To contact the author of this article, email PBrown@globalspec.com


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