UPS completed a delivery using a drone built into one of its trucks. According to CNET, the drone flew out from a retractable roof to make the delivery in Lithia, Florida. The truck went on to deliver another package and once the drone completed its task, it rendezvoused back to the truck to dock for charging.
Electric vehicle-maker Workhorse built the truck and drone used in the demonstration. Steve Burns, the founder and CEO of Workhorse, said that the test was “a Kitty Hawk moment,” referring to the Wright brothers’ first flights in the early 1900’s. While the article states that the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) still does not allow most forms of delivery drones at this time, more and more companies seem to be moving in that direction.
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