UPS Aims to Deliver Last Mile Efficiencies by Drone

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While much has been made about Amazon’s Prime Air drone delivery program, the world’s largest parcel delivery company is not sitting by idly. A UPS initiative is outfitting its iconic brown trucks with drone systems but technological and regulatory hurdles loom on the horizon.

Drones to the rescue!

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Imagine you’re a doctor in a rural village in Rwanda hoping to perform a blood transfusion for a pregnant woman in critical condition in order to save her life; however, you do not have the blood supply that would be necessary for you to properly treat your patient. The nearest hospital is several hours away by car, but you are certain that your patient would not survive more than a couple hours without the transfusion. What should you do?

Just ask a nurse to text Zipline for a blood delivery by drone!