UPS Experiments With Drone Delivery In Partnership With Zipline

It’s likely to be a while before Amazon drops off a pair of socks at your front door using a drone, but that’s not stopping other companies from embracing drone delivery in different ways. Zipline is setting up a network of autonomous drones in Rwanda to deliver blood, vaccines and medical supply to remote areas of the country. The startup said it will be able…

The Future of Commercial Drone Use

There could be 7 million small drones in the sky by 2020, according to U.S. aviation officials, who believe that as many as 2.7 million of them will be used for commercial purposes. These same officials predict that small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) or drones “will be the most dynamic growth sector within aviation” within…

Mercedes-Benz and Matternet unveil vans that launch delivery drones

Mercedes-Benz Vans and drone tech startup Matternet have created a concept car, or as they’re calling it a Vision Van, that could change the way small packages are delivered across short distances. The Vision Van’s rooftop serves as a launch and landing pad for Matternet’s new, Matternet M2 drones. The Matternet M2 drones, which are autonomous, can pick up…

5 Ways Drones Will Impact the Insurance Industry by 2020

The drones are coming, the drones are coming! Think back to just a few short years ago: recreational use of drones didn’t even exist – they were primarily just for military use. Now, drones are becoming increasingly common for domestic and commercial use due to their affordability and accessibility. I’m pretty sure I’m not that…