UPS wants to bring drone deliveries to hospitals across the US

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    UPS wants to bring drone deliveries to hospitals across the US - CNET

    The shipper's new drone subsidiary, Flight Forward, will focus on urgent-need deliveries, starting with hospital lab tests.

    UPS is getting much more serious about drone deliveries -- though not quite yet to your home.

    The shipping company on Tuesday said it created a new subsidiary called UPS Flight Forward to build up its young drones operations. The subsidiary is the culmination of four years of drones testing at the company, which included the development of a UPS truck outfitted with a drone launchpad and the funding of a blood-delivery service via drones in remote parts of Rwanda.

    "We've done the testing, we've done the prototyping and now it's time to make it operational," Bala Ganesh, vice president of the UPS advanced technology group, said in an interview.