Physical transport infrastructure is increasingly multi-modal, involving a mix such as road, toll-highways, bridges, ferries and railway. There is still more often than not a weak link in the chain.
- Infrastructure investment funds
- Construction companies
- Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors
- National & regional transport companies
- National & regional governments
Planning for building and maintaining infrastructure for transportation of goods and supplies must allow for normal operations, with contingency for resilience to accidents and disasters that can break the chain. There are gaps in provision, but developing new physical infrastructure is expensive and obtaining consents and funding is a torturously slow process,
Hybrid and fully electrical heavy unmanned cargo systems together with recharging infrastructure can replace the weak links in the transport chain, providing a rapid and cost effective infrastructure for transporting goods and supplies in areas either too densely populated (infrastructure congested) or remote (no infrastructure). They also offer easily-deployed back up following accidents that block existing infrastructure links.
UAC is also, likely to be the fastest and most effective way to deploy emergency humanitarian disaster relief.
The Micron drone series with a total take-off weight from 20kg to 2 tonnes offer a flexible solution to plugging infrastructure gaps.