New York (The Verge) — Giant cargo drones will deliver packages farther and faster theverge.com/2019/6/10/1865….
Companies like Boeing have spent the last few years testing autonomous cargo drones, which can carry hundreds of pounds of goods. With some startups aiming for 2020 rollouts, The Verge takes a look at this new part of the industry.
Delivery drones are being tested today that are designed to drop a single item nearby a target, which is a more local solution. Over the past few months, Amazon announced plans to drop packages at customers’ doors, Alphabet’s Wing got FAA approval to make deliveries in the US, and UPS said it was testing its own tech by delivering medical supplies to hospitals in Northern Virginia. But there are concerns about safety and how the Federal Aviation Administration will regulate them. — Felicia Shivakumar/@verge