ANRA Technologies successfully flew a series of drone delivery demonstrations at Florida Department of Transportation and Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise SunTrax facility for SASHTO 2021, showcasing the company’s airspace management and drone delivery software platforms. SASHTO is the Southern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. The Association was organized to encourage a balanced transportation system across the southern United States.
At the new SunTrax facility, ANRA flew its VTOL drone that can carry a 3-pound payload over long distances with a flight time of more than 90-minutes. The drone was connected to ANRA’s delivery and airspace management software to demonstrate its entire ecosystem comprised of a drone, delivery/order app, and airspace management platform.
ANRA’s delivery software provides a network that enables drone deliveries by managing orders, inventory, and provisioning products – then safely operates the drone within the UTM network. ANRA’s delivery software incorporates airspace management technology to enable safe flight routing for the drone while providing tracking and status updates to the customer on a mobile app. The solution connects all the necessary stakeholders by providing vital information and data exchanges for compliant and efficient delivery operations.
For the SASHTO event, ANRA’s delivery platform demonstrated how a First Responder (customer) can order an EpiPen from the State Emergency Response Team (vendor) for drone delivery over inaccessible roads that were flooded by a hurricane. This scenario was flown several times during the event for attendees, with the delivery/order app flow and airspace management details projected onto a large screen while the drone flew the live mission, allowing the attendees to view the entire process and workflow.
ANRA is the only known company that offers the option to insert your own drone hardware into a delivery network that includes technology to help develop a safety case for BVLOS operations. All stakeholders in the supply chain have appropriate levels of access and credentials to view, control, and manage their respective tasks along the network and to have complete situational awareness on inventory, package health status, and order progress.