UPS and Matternet begin commercial drone deliveries

UPS today announced a groundbreaking new logistics service to deliver medical samples via unmanned drones through a collaboration with Matternet. The program is taking place at WakeMed’s flagship hospital and campus in the Raleigh, N.C., metropolitan area, with oversight by the Federal Aviation Administration and North Carolina Department of Transportation. Today’s flight marks the beginning of numerous planned daily revenue flights at the WakeMed Raleigh campus.

The UPS and Matternet program represents a major milestone for unmanned aviation in the United States. Currently, the majority of medical samples and specimens are transported across WakeMed’s expanding health system by courier cars. The addition of drone transport provides an option for on-demand and same-day delivery, the ability to avoid roadway delays, increase medical delivery efficiency, lower costs and improve the patient experience with potentially life-saving benefits.

Video provided by Kyle Peterson UPS

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6 Comments

  1. A-Aron Fpv on November 27, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Flying biohazard awesome!

  2. xjet on November 27, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    But what happens when it hits an airliner? It’s only a matter of time…

  3. Commo Mike on November 27, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    Not groundbreaking.

  4. Javaid Ahmed on November 27, 2020 at 9:40 pm

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  5. Roger Miller on November 27, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    So sad that a billion dollar company gets to do this first with FAA approval. When a lot of small businesses tried to get this same FAA approval years ago, the FAA would not allow it. All the drone technology that UPS is using came from diy drone hobbiest community. Your welcome UPS lol.

  6. Javaid Ahmed on November 27, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    where to buy and can we get it by online market

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