“Drones for Life” demonstrated to VIPs at ITS World Congress

On the occasion of the ITS intelligent transport exhibition, which is being held in Bordeaux from 5 to 9 October 2015, the Drones For Life (DFL) consortium will perform the first public flight of the STORK-X8 drone. This drone will be the vector that will allow testing of the transport of biological samples (blood in particular) and medicines between the different hospital centres in Bordeaux as from 2016.

The “STORK-X8” has reinvented the standards for transport drones of the future in urban areas.

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Bordeaux, 5 October 2015 –

On the occasion of the ITS exhibition, the “DFL” consortium is proud to be able to publicly demonstrate a first version of the STORK-X8 drone, designed specifically for the needs of autonomous transport in the medical field.

The project DFL will save lives by facilitating the delivery by air, between hospital centres, of biological samples at ambient temperature and medicines. It should also be able to ensure the delivery of first-aid kits to accident sites.

The choices made for this rotary-wing drone rely on the skills of Sysveo, designer of the STORK-X8 drone, and BeTomorrow, in charge of the computer systems. The architecture chosen for the drone responds to the needs of air transport safety in urban areas thanks to the redundancy of the power, power supply and control functions. The STORK-X8 drone will in addition be equipped with a transponder to integrate with air navigation systems, as well as a LIDAR Laser system in order to be able to interpret unexpected events that may arise during autonomous flight

« In the course of the next decade, the STORK-X8 should become the industry standard for unmanned transport drones: by merging robotic and aeronautical features, it will be able to respond to the new logistical requirements of delivery in urban areas, such as reduction of the carbon footprint and speed of delivery, » explained Clement Alaguillaume, CEO of Sysveo.

« Our goal is to provide all the computer modules that allow full automation of flights, while ensuring maximum safety. Like the hardware, all the critical software components will feature redundancy, as will the means of radio transmission used, » added Jean-Dominique Lauwereins, co-founder of BeTomorrow.

The development phase of this drone should be complete after a year of experimentation (2016) with the goal of marketing the entire system by 2017.

Drones for Life will be present at ITS: hall 1, stand A62.

Download our press release 

The consortium is made up as follows:

– Bordeaux University Hospital Centre (CHU), the project client
– BeTomorrow, publisher of application software and the coordinator of the project.
– Sysveo, drone application integrator, French leader in open-source drone
– DSAC-SO Aquitaine brings expertise in air traffic regulations
– AETOS, the Aquitaine cluster for drone systems, brings its expertise in the field of drones

A very busy September for BeTomorrow’s “Live Sailing”

BeTomorrow raises the mainsail during September and sends its teams all around the world to ensure, thanks to its LiveSailing solution, the live broadcasting in 3D of many sailing races.

The program
  • Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup 2015 – Newport (Rhode Island, USA) – September 12 – 20 2015
  • Little Cup, or the small America’s Cup – Geneva (Switzerland) September 19th, 2015
  • Nacra17 Europeans 2015, the Nacra17 European Championship – Barcelona (Spain) – September 25 – October 3, 2015
  • Davidoff Cool Water Windsurf World Cup – Sylt (Germany), a step of the PWA tour (Professional Windsurfers Association) – September 25 – October 4, 2015
  • Extreme Sailing Series – Istanbul (Turckey) – October 1 – 4 2015

 

Drones for Life

The drone that saves lives by facilitating the urgent transport of health products (biological samples, medicines . . .)
between hospitals.

The DFL Drones for Life consortium has been created in the Aquitaine region to work on the design of a solution for autonomous drones in the urban environment. The first hospital groups concerned in the transport of health products will be those of the Bordeaux University Hospital Centre (Pellegrin, Haut-Lévêque and Saint-André).

Read more about the subject by consulting our press release here.

Drones for life

 

BeTomorrow is once again partner for the 2015 edition of the Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard cachemire

 

For the fourth year running, the Bordeaux company is offering the massively multi-player game LiveSkipper, which allows enthusiasts and the general public to compete in a virtual race and see how they measure up to the skippers taking part in the race

When the fans compete with the skippers!

LiveSkipper is a massively multi-player sailing game, a pioneer in the association of real and virtual events. It allows thousands of players to compete in a gripping virtual race, with extremely precise data based on real conditions at sea. From home, everyone can see how they measure up against thousands of virtual competitors, but also with the real skippers taking part in the Solitaire du Figaro – Bompard cachemire. Everyone holds all the cards for developing the best sailing strategies, with the help of 7-day forecasts. Neck-and-neck sailing, weather information and daily commentary on social networks allow you to live the race as if you were there.

Register as from now on the site www.liveskipper.com and take part in the start of the race from Bordeaux on 31 May 2015 to see how you match up to the real skippers!

  • A multi-player sailing game, pioneer in the association of real and virtual events.
  • A new interface
  • Navigation tools
  • Extremely precise data based on weather conditions at sea
  • 7-day forecasts to help work out the best sailing strategies
  • Realistic behaviour of the boats

Available now for iPhone, iPad and on www.liveskipper.com

BeTomorrow makes its free application “Le Trèfle – Toilet Finder” available for the Apple Watch

toilet-finder-logo​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ BeTomorrow, in partnership with Le Trèfle, is pleased to announce the release of its flagship application “Le Trèfle – Toilet Finder” for the eagerly awaited connected Apple Watch, available as from 24 April 2015.

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In 2 clicks, find all the public toilets around you from your iWatch without having to get out your telephone, and let yourself be directed to the nearest one!

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The creation of the application “Toilet Finder” is the response to a simple idea: can you find out, on any occasion, and in a single glance, the location of the nearest public toilets? Is it possible to create a tool that lists the addresses of all the public toilets in the world?

BeTomorrow undertook the creation of the largest toilet data base in the world and, since the launch of “Toilet Finder”, has never ceased to respond to the urgent needs of its users.

The application “Le Trèfle – Toilet Finder” is participative: everyone can signal the presence of new toilets or the disappearance of old ones. Whatever the town or the country, the application has the addresses of more than 70 000 public toilets.

The application also has a fun aspect. It allows users to share photos of the most unusual toilets encountered during their travels.

 

Toilet Finder – iWatch, connected to its iPhone application, is the essential companion on everydayoutings.
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  • New iWatch version: free, practical, simple and efficient!
  • In a few seconds and with one click, find the nearest toilet.
  • Find the way to get there from your current position.
  • More than 70 000 toilets listed!
  • Discover toilets that are specifically FREE, with disabled access, or rated 5 STAR by other users.

 

SAP chooses BeTomorrow for the 4th year running

The organisers of the Extreme Sailing Series chose LiveSailing for the 4th year running for the provision of live 3D images of the races.

LiveSailing™ is a technology developed by BeTomorrow allowing collection of the data available from the boats, which can then be rendered in the form of 3D animations during the race.

This solution allows journalists worldwide to explain all the navigation strategies of the skippers in real time. These images show what the naked human eye cannot see alone: the distance between the competitors, the headings, the rankings in real time, the winds . . .

Kick-off in Singapore from 5 to 8 February 2015!

This first act was the occasion for BeTomorrow to form part of the organising team for the first time. BeTomorrow, which sends its technicians to each of the races, now makes its technology available to its clients and ensures training of their teams in the use of LiveSailing.

For more behind-the-scenes information about the Extreme Sailing Series, visit the official site.

Extreme Sailing Series™ 2015:

  • Act 1: Singapore, from 5 to 8 February 2015
  • Act 2: Muscat (Oman), from 11 to 14 March 2015
  • Act 3: Qingdao (China), from 1 to 4 May 2015
  • Act 4: Cardiff (Great Britain), from 18 to 21 June 2015
  • Act 5: Hamburg (Germany), from 23 to 26 July 2015
  • Act 6: Saint Petersburg (Russia) from 20 to 23 August 2015
  • Act 7: Istanbul (Turkey), from 1 to 4 October 2015
  • Act 8: Australia, from 10 to 13 December 2015