Drone Delivers Package To Residence


Move over, UPS – a new package delivery system is coming!   But… would the pizza get cold?   Or worse… will safety or security issues arise?

A drone has successfully delivered a package to a residential location in a Nevada town in what its maker and the state’s governor said on Friday was the first fully autonomous urban drone delivery in the US.

Drone 4_pkg delivery

Matt Sweeney, chief executive of drone-maker Flirtey, said the six-rotor drone flew about a half-mile along a programmed delivery route on March 10th, then lowered the package outside a vacant residence in Hawthorne.

The route was established using GPS. A pilot and visual observers were on standby during the flight but were not needed, Sweeney said.   He said the package included bottled water, food and a first-aid kit.

“Conducting the first drone delivery in an urban setting is a major achievement, taking us closer to the day that drones make regular deliveries to your front doorstep,” Sweeney said.

Governor Brian Sandoval of Nevada congratulated the company “on successfully completing the nation’s first fully autonomous urban package delivery”.

(Via The Guardian)

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