A drone service startup is teaming up with a delivery tech company to develop a safer way to deliver food via UAS.
Connecticut-based Target Arm last week announced a strategic partnership with BIB Technologies to “jointly developing autonomous electric delivery vehicles with drones while moving up to highway speeds,” according to a joint press release. BIB Truck is an enterprise platform that delivers name brand fresh food services on demand.
Under the agreement, Target Arm’s Tular hardware will provide drone launch and recovery from static and moving electric trucks for BIB in order to serve a variety of food service businesses.
“Ultimately, the end customers will be able to order and receive ultra-fresh food prepared by their name-brand provider in vastly reduced times, and even at large events in the future as technology advances,” a Target Arm spokesperson said.
“BIB Technologies’ vision is to use our offering platform to quickly help the static food services model for restaurants that take in high fees, and the dark kitchen sectors, and make it mobile as a grab and go COVID-friendly contactless option,” BIB CEO Deloss Pickett said.
“BIB can bring food to the client quickly on-demand. Target Arm’s enabling technology will let us take our mobility concept even further by allowing our clients to deliver their products even while our sustainable trucks are in transit, decreasing delivery time and increasing consumer satisfaction.”
Target Arm CEO Jeff McChesney agreed:
“By enabling the movement of drones and package delivery from moving vehicles, consumers will reap the rewards of innovative partnerships like ours. We’re proud to co-develop and rewrite the future vision of drone delivery with Deloss and his sustainable energy solutions at BIB Technologies.”
McChesney added the company would be launching a “sustainable solution as well, with our first self-contained, battery-operated product, Tular v3.0.”
As a startup, Target Arm is in residence at Boston-based MassRobotics and also involved with the Air Force Accelerator Powered by Techstars, as well as the Endless Frontier Labs accelerator.
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