Unmanned Systems Technology 033 l SubSeaSail Gen6 USSV l Servo actuators focus l UAVs insight l Farnborough 2020 update l Transforma XDBOT l Strange Development REVolution l Radio telemetry focus

4 The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating engineering trends in unmanned systems. Driverless car programmes are moving on apace, both in testing and in partnerships. Autonomous vehicles are being tested on the streets of Munich, while Fiat has chosen Waymo as its exclusive partner for driverless technology. These developments are being spurred by the increasing need to keep people safe in cities and rural areas. UAVs have been used to deliver vital supplies across Scotland, for example, eliminating the need for delivery drivers, while European trials of UAV delivery technology have increased fivefold in the past three months. Keeping people safe is the key theme for developments in driverless vehicle technology as well. Reduced capacity on public transport has led to higher demand for buses. This is also accelerating plans for ride-hailing services, minimising the risk of cross-contamination without increasing the number of cars on the road. Technology suppliers are responding with higher volume production and cost reductions. Also, the testing of radio systems and safety features is being brought forward, and will allow many types of autonomous vehicles on city streets much sooner than originally expected. The Unmanned Systems Engineering Network (see pages 16 & 17) can assist with engineering queries for autonomous projects, cutting development times. Our team of industry experts can help find the right solutions by working with to understand the challenge. Just email thenetwork@unmannedsystemsengieering.com to start the process. Nick Flaherty | Technology Editor Safety factors Intro | August/September 2020 Editorial Director Ian Bamsey Assistant Editor Guy Richards Technology Editor Nick Flaherty Contributors Peter Donaldson, Rory Jackson Technical Consultants Paul Weighell Ian Williams-Wynn Dr Donough Wilson Design Andrew Metcalfe andrew@meticulousdesign.com UST Ad Sales Please direct all enquiries to Simon Moss simon@ust-media.com Subscriptions Freya Williams freya@ust-media.com Publishing Director Simon Moss General Manager Chris Perry UST-34 (Oct/Nov) and 2021 advertising UST magazine is a proven platform for companies wishing to promote their products or services to engineers tasked with building unmanned vehicles and the systems that support them. We still have limited ad space available in the next issue, UST 34 (Oct/Nov), and if a copy of our 2021 media kit isn’t inserted with your copy please email simon@ust-media.com who will be happy to send you one Read all back issues online www.ust-magazine.com UST 33 :AUG/SEPT 2020 UK £15,USA$30,EUROPE e 22 Wind power Design and development details of SubSeaSail’s Gen6 wingsail-propelled USSV Position of control Latest advances in servo actuators Let’s mingle How radio telemetry will soon merge different types of data Volume Six | Issue Five August/September 2020 High Power Media Limited Whitfield House, Cheddar Road, Wedmore, Somerset, BS28 4EJ, England Tel: +44 (0)1934 713957 www.highpowermedia.com ISSN 2056-9823 Printed in Great Britain ©High Power Media All rights reserved. Reproduction (in whole or in part) of any article or illustration without the written permission of the publisher is strictly prohibited. While care is taken to ensure the accuracy of information herein, the publisher can accept no liability for errors or omissions. Nor can responsibility be accepted for the content of any advertisement. SUBSCRIPTIONS Subscriptions are available from High Power Media at the address above or directly from our website. Overseas copies are sent via air mail. UST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS 1 year subscription – 15% discount: UK – £75; Europe – £90 USA – £93.75; ROW – £97.50 2 year subscription – 25% discount: UK – £135; Europe – £162 USA – £168.75; ROW – £175.50 Make cheques payable to High Power Media. Visa, Mastercard, Amex and UK Maestro accepted. Quote card number and expiry date (also issue/start date for Maestro) ALSO FROM HPM THE COMMUNICATIONS HUBOF THE RACING POWERTRAINWORLD SPRING/SUMMER 2020 UK £15,USA$25,EUROPE e 22 www.highpowermedia.com PORSCHE’S ELECTROMAGNETISM Inside a dominant 24-hour e-Drive August/September 2020 | Unmanned Systems Technology