Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and Speedbird Veículos Aéreos Não Tripulados S.A. (Speedbird Aero) have announced a strategic agreement aimed at revolutionizing the logistics industry with innovative urban air delivery solutions using autonomous delivery drones equipped with the Qualcomm Flight™ RB5 5G Platform.

The two companies will work together to integrate cutting-edge Qualcomm® robotics technology with Speedbird Aero’s industry-leading drone hardware and software capabilities. The collaboration aims to accelerate the development and deployment of scalable and sustainable drone delivery services, by making them available to a wider range of businesses and organizations, improving supply chain efficiency, and reducing delivery times. It also aims to help address some of the key challenges facing the logistics industry operating in urban areas today, such as traffic congestion, pollution, and increasing costs.

“The future of logistics lies in the skies,” said Fiore Mangone, Senior Director, Business Development, Qualcomm Serviços de Telecomunicações Ltda. “With this strategic collaboration, our goal is to transform how goods are transported in urban environments, providing faster and more efficient delivery solutions to businesses and consumers alike. We are thrilled to be collaborating with Speedbird Aero, a company that shares our vision for a smarter, safer, and more connected world.”

“At Speedbird we are really excited to work with Qualcomm Technologies to bring our drone solutions to a wider audience,” said Samuel Salomao, Co-founder and CPO of Speedbird Aero. “Our team has been developing advanced autonomous delivery drones that can safely navigate complex urban environments, and with Qualcomm Technologies’ expertise in 5G connectivity, edge computing, and robotics, we can offer our customers a reliable, fast, and scalable solution for their logistics needs.”

As a world leading wireless technology innovator, Qualcomm Technologies will bring its unparalleled expertise in the development of next-generation high-compute, AI-enabled, low-power systems to the business, while Speedbird Aero, a leader in the development of intelligent delivery drones, will utilize its advanced uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) to provide effective, safe, and efficient air logistics solutions.

As urban populations continue to grow, the need for more efficient and sustainable logistics solutions will only become more urgent. With this agreement, Qualcomm Technologies and Speedbird Aero are well-positioned to deliver the innovative solutions needed to meet this demand and help shape the future of urban logistics.

About Qualcomm

Qualcomm is enabling a world where everyone and everything can be intelligently connected. Our one technology roadmap allows us to efficiently scale the technologies that launched the mobile revolution – including advanced connectivity, high-performance, low-power compute, on-device intelligence and more – to the next generation of connected smart devices across industries. Innovations from Qualcomm and our family of Snapdragon platforms will help enable cloud-edge convergence, transform industries, accelerate the digital economy, and revolutionize how we experience the world, for the greater good.

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About Speedbird Aero

Speedbird Aero is a leader in the development of intelligent uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS). The company’s advanced drone hardware and software solutions are designed to address a range of logistics challenges, from package delivery to emergency response. Speedbird Aero’s mission is to enable safer, faster and more efficient logistics operations using autonomous drone technology. https://www.speedbird.aero