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This Israel-Based Startup Plans to Build Airports for Autonomous Drones

High Lander has developed software that manages and coordinates the activity of autonomous drone fleets, including landing and recharging

Tofi Stoler 10:0803.12.18

Seated in your living room you suddenly hear the sweet buzzing sound of a drone. You rush to your door to collect the package you’ve been waiting for. No need to tip the messenger, the unmanned aerial vehicle is already way on its path to the next happy customer.

 

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While some delivery drones are already in operation, distances and line of sight are major hurdles, making their applicability very limited.

 

High Lander co-founders Ido Yahalomi (left) and Alon Abelson. Photo: High Lander High Lander co-founders Ido Yahalomi (left) and Alon Abelson. Photo: High Lander

 

In comes Israel-based Highlander Aviation Ltd. This startup intends to build specialized airports for commercial drones, where the flyers can land, recharge and continue on with their journey autonomously.
On Wednesday, High Lander announced it has raised $1.5 million in seed from an unnamed investor. Based in Kfar Saba, a town in central Israel, High Lander was founded in 2017. It intends to use the funding to expand its global operation.

 

For now, the company has developed software that manages and coordinates the activity of autonomous drone fleets, including landing and recharging, to maximize efficiency. and time in the air.
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