Everdrone awarded a patent to allow drone operations in advanced airspace – Drones Information
GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN – October 5, 2020: Everdrone, a global leader in autonomous drone technology, today announced that it has been approved for its first patent by the European Patent Office (EPO). Everdrone’s latest patented technology focuses on combining vision technology with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to enable drones to fly safely and accurately in low-altitude airspaces, where obstacles such as buildings and vegetation are common.
Specifically, the recently approved patent relates to a method of comparing camera data to automatically check that the built-in sensors are working properly, making drones safer to operate. “We are pleased to have the first Everdrone patent approved,” said Mats Sällström, CEO of Everdrone. “This patent shows our commitment to security and strengthens our position as a market leader and innovator in the industry. This is one of several patents we are working towards to advance our primary mission of saving lives. “
Everdrone offers a service in which drones equipped with automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and other medical aids are sent to the location of emergency situations in collaboration with local emergency services and authorities. The company works with the Swedish national emergency call center SOS Alarm and the Center for Resuscitation Science at Karolinska Institutet (KI) for research and development.
Most recently, Everdrone expanded its range to Denmark in collaboration with the Copenhagen ambulance service. Copenhagen EMS is acting as a research partner and is in charge of the emergency service to determine which calls need priority drone assistance, while Everdrone coordinates the delivery of AEDs to the cardiac arrest location by drone.
For more information on Everdrone, please visit www.everdrone.com.
Everdrone AB develops technology for autonomous drones. The company’s test and development facilities are located at Säve Airport near Gothenburg. The company focuses on civil applications for commercial drones, especially for use in the health and emergency sectors. Everdrone is also actively working on regulatory issues related to drones that specialize in urban operations.
To date, the company has performed more than 13,000 autonomous flights in laboratory and outdoor environments and more than 1.8 million simulated flights. Please visit www.everdrone.com for more information.