4 SEP 2023
Warszawa, Poland – We are thrilled to announce the participation of UAVLAS as the latest member of the Drone Logistics Ecosystem (DLE). UAVLAS is a Polish start-up, which specializes in developing and producing landing assistance systems for drones and UAVs. These systems are designed to help UAVs land safely and precisely on a designated landing platform or surface. UAVLAS offers a range of landing assistance products, that use advanced algorithms and sensors to provide accurate positioning and guidance for UAVs during the landing process. Landing systems are suitable for various UAV applications, including military, industrial, and commercial use cases. Additionally, UAVLAS provides related services such as installation, training, and maintenance of their landing assistance systems.
“The development of the unmanned delivery industry is, in principle, inevitable. This is our future, and everyone realizes this. The only thing that is stopping the rapid development of this industry is very serious safety issues. And as soon as all the security issues are resolved, there will be a very serious growth in unmanned delivery. It is obvious to everyone that it is faster, cheaper, easier, and, after all, it is more innovative. That's why everyone is working and everyone will work to organise the unmanned delivery. I think it's just a matter of time. As for standardisation, it is designed and used to make some processes more efficient and, most importantly, safer. Drone delivery is actually a process that is created in order to optimise a certain process. And of course, if drone delivery is not standardized, its efficiency and benefits will be reduced. I believe that standardization will not only accelerate the development of this industry but will also significantly improve the safety of the system. In this case, we must realize that the safety and speed of development of this industry go side by side. If it is safe, it will develop faster. Overall, it is difficult to say what benefit the DLE and UAVLAS in particular will bring to the industry. It depends on what processes they will conduct, what efforts they will make, and in what directions they will work. Undoubtedly, unification of companies, organization of events and communication between manufacturers will contribute to the development of standardization, highlight very important questions and, let's say, act as one of the locomotives that move the industry, including unmanned delivery, forward. Yes, then it may indeed be beneficial in terms of accelerating the development of the industry and popularizing the industry as a whole”. Mr. Yuri Kapacheuski CEO of UAVLAS.
UAVLAS was founded in 2019. It is a research and development company that deals with UAV developments. Their know-how and brand-new patented technology allow to provide more reliable and safer UAV solutions. One of the products is a system for precision landing of drones. With no camera on board, the technology has many advantages over all existing landing systems, as direct sunlight, darkness, or vibrations do not affect the operation of the system. The company is actively expanding its partnerships. Currently, UAVLAS is an official partner of Ardupilot. Of course, the system works with the stock firmware of all autopilots that are built on the Ardupilot, as well as the PX4 platforms.
Drone Logistics Ecosystem
DLE is a global/virtual network of Companies, Universities, the Public/Governments, and Investors operating in the drone logistics industry. The aim of the DLE is to bring together stakeholders to collaborate to stimulate standardization in this rapidly emerging industry. Hence, accelerating cross-border marketing and commercialization of products and services of its members. Since most of the companies in this industry are early-stage start-ups with limited access to funding, manpower and expertise, DLE is the ideal platform for companies to share their expertise to co-develop products and services and/or acquire necessary cross-border market access in partnership with other members.
In the past 2 years, DLE has expanded to include 54 organizations, consisting of 50 companies, 2 universities and world's largest drone association, Japan UAS Industrial Development Association, across 23 different countries. In a short period of time, we have been able to generate several international proof-of-concept projects with a few commercialization prospects in the pipeline. The pandemic has restricted our movement and DLE has been a great tool for our members to streamline communication and product development. We are in the process to create a commercialization model to help our members reach the market faster in partnership with other members.