Brown Deliveries From Above: UPS' Drone Plan

Sept. 29, 2016
By successfully testing a new delivery drone, UPS shows its new goal is to make the supply chain vertical.

With the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) gradually opening up the sky ways to commercial drone use,UPS has begun preparing for the day when delivery drone are as ubiquitous as those big brown vans.

In partnership with drone manufacturer CyPhy Works, the global logistics leader executed a mock delivery of an asthma inhaler to an island three miles off the Massachusetts coast.

Drone technology used in this way can save lives and deliver products and services to places that are difficult to reach by traditional transit infrastructures, says Helen Greiner, CyPhys founder and chief technology officer.

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