Feb 22, 2017

UPS delivery drone has glitch at launch event

"What's exciting is the potential for drones to aid drivers at various points along their routes. Imagine a triangular delivery route where the stops are kilometres apart." "Sending a drone from a package car to make just one of those deliveries can reduce costly kilometres driven." The drone tipped over when it tried to take off, rocked back and was then nearly crushed when the truck's roof began to close over the launch pad where the machine was still sitting. "For the photographers we tried to do a quick non-traditional delivery and something went wrong," Stephen Burns, chief executive of Workhorse, told the news site Techcrunch. Drones are already making medical deliveries in Rwanda - a project UPS is involved in - and Amazon is testing the tech in the UK..

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