Rakuten wants to help create world’s first ‘drone highways’

August 1, 2018
by Rakuten.today
Rakuten wants to help create world’s first ‘drone highways’

Drone highway. The name alone evokes a distant sci-fi-esque future, with flying cars snaking their way through impossibly tall neon-lit skyscrapers. While that particular scene may still be a ways off, a trio of innovative Japanese companies are taking a bold first step toward the creation of drone-friendly ‘highways.’ Rakuten is collaborating with TEPCO Ventures and Japanese mapping company Zenrin Co., Ltd., who are developing a drone highway concept utilizing TEPCO Group’s electrical infrastructure and Zenrin’s 3D maps of the sky. At a press conference in Tokyo earlier this month, the three companies announced that they had already carried out […]

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