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We will revolutionize the last mile package delivery.

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Although, nowadays a last mile delivery is not a big deal but a fast, cheap and an easy to use autonomous vehicle for deliveries is not accessible yet. Traveling in large cities is a time consuming especially for longer distances. A faster and more personalized transportation vehicle which fit with current transport infrastructures is needed. In many transporting scenarios it is favorable to have a modular vehicle with both air and ground modes. Our innovation addresses one of the major challenges of our time, flexibility in urban cargo transportation a $1.0 Trillion market. Autonomous last mile delivery and autonomous cargo delivery are also hot topics in the industry and academia and many companies are yet to solve this problem. Drone deliveries not only reduce the time it takes to receive last mile deliveries, but also the overall footprint of home delivery on the environment. People can select pick up and drop off points, then the nearest Flyup vehicle arrives at pick up point using our application. After completing one delivery, our vehicle is ready for another delivery order. Mobile application allows people to choose multiple delivery dropping points so it is not limited to one package per mission. Indeed, Our vehicle turns to ground mode in some points so air traffic is not an issue anymore. It also saves more energy during ground mode. Compact configuration in ground mode is also a plus advantage meaning a better adaptation for current infrastructures.

Describe who will use your solution (1,000 characters)

Our target costumers are global. We do not limit our service to any age, race or demographic barriers. Any one who access to a smartphone can use it.

Describe your solution's stage of development

  • Prototype - you have built a prototype and tested it with potential users

Insights from previous testing (500 characters)

We have successfully tested the embedded control system, based on this hardware, we developed a small prototype.

Tell us about your team or organization (500 characters)

Ali Co-founder and CEO FLYUP, and a graduate student of Electrical and computer engineering from NYU, Tandon School of engineering. Dr Alireza Zaheri, Co-Founder and CTO, holds Master and Phd in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton and North Western University. Professor Farshad Khorrami is the head of Control and Research Lab in NYU and he is our main technical advisor and partner.Our chief industry advisor, Robab Safabakhsh has 20 years of experience at Boeing.

Size of your team or organization

  • 2-10

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Funding Request

  • $75,000

Rough budget (500 characters)

Material+ test stand 5000 Machineshop+ Fabrication of frame and structure 8000 Battery (Backup) 2000 Electric Motors + Gearbox Motors+Props 2000 ESC+Power Distetrbutor 2000 Hardware ReDesign and print 8000 RC+Transmitter 1000 Camera+Gymbal 1000 Wheels manifacturing/printing 4000 Landing gear 500 Gas fuel generator 4000 Servo Actuators+ Drivers 2000 Sum 39500 Finishig Up First Prototype (2) 20000 Machinshop Space+Tools+Labor (100*50hr) 12000 Marketing 4000 Sum 75000

Describe how you would pilot your idea (1000 characters)

Once we receive our initial funding, we can make the final product. After finishing the prototype we negotiate to partner with UPS which recently got approval for drone delivery.

Describe how you would measure the success of your pilot (1000 characters)

The number of deliveries and the successful of business can be a good metrics for measuring the success, the era of self driving cars and flying cars is never closer than now and we are at the right time to introduce this technology, I am sure people accept this and integrate the service to their life.

Sustainability Plan (500 characters)

We want to partner with UPS, Amazon, UBER to expand our service not just limited to healthcare industry but all sort of deliveries.


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