Tayzu Robotics, a developer and manufacturer of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), has announced that it has entered into a partnership with Verizon Communications to integrate cutting edge flight control options into Tayzu’s line of UAVs. At the center of this new technology is the Skywire 4G LTE Module by NimbeLink, which will make the collection and monetization of large amounts of data from autonomous UAV flights possible on Tayzu aircraft via a cellular network.
“NimbeLink is thrilled to be part of the Tayzu UAV project in partnership with Verizon. The Skywire end-device certified modem integrated in the Tayzu UAV demonstrates a new leading edge application of cellular connectivity,” commented Scott Schwalbe, CEO of NimbeLink.
Tayzu aircraft that have been enabled to use the Skywire will be able to fly programmed flight paths at the press of a button. These programmed flights can be initiated from anywhere in the world. Tayzu Robotics is also developing technology that will enable the aircraft to land in a charging station and recharge themselves. Without the need of a pilot or an operator to change the battery, the craft will be able to fly indefinitely on its own. Users will need to do no more than program a flight path and press a button to have an aircraft that will fly and charge itself without any additional operation. Tayzu claims that all of its future aircraft will be able to support this ability.
The possible use cases for this new technology are extremely varied. Fully autonomous drones will be invaluable for security purposes as they will be able to offer 24-hour observation of large areas. Migration patterns, erosion rates, and much more can be closely monitored with programmable flight paths.