UPS has a new flight path — drone home delivery


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UPS has a new flight path — drone home delivery - Yahoo

United Parcel Service subsidiary Flight Forward announced new partnerships that will expand its medical drone deliveries to hospitals and begin home deliveries to CVS pharmacy customers.

Bala Ganesh, UPS’s vice president of advanced technology, said more partnerships are coming. “We have engaged the afterburners,” he said. “Now that we have gotten regulatory approvals you are going to see these announcements flying fast and furious in the near future.”

Google’s Wing, a drone competitor of UPS owned by Alphabet, began delivering medical products to homes last week from a Walgreens in Christiansburg, Virginia. It’s a limited test program that operates within a four-mile radius. Wing has also partnered with FedEx for eventual parcel package delivery.