Drone deliveries are shaping up to be the future of shipping, so naturally the race is on to see which service can most quickly utilize this relatively new technology to create more seamless and efficient delivery experiences.
It looks like we might have a winner.
We’re teaming up with @matternet & @WakeMed to revolutionize #healthcare logistics. This is a major milestone for u… https://t.co/Oivylyfx8o— UPS (@UPS) 1553617844.0
UPS partnered with Matternet, a drone company, to begin daily deliveries of medical accoutrements on the vast campus of North Carolina's WakeMed—a healthcare campus with facilities around Raleigh, North Carolina's metro area.
The urgency of delivering samples and supplies has no time for traffic, and UPS's new drone program has shortened delivery time from half an hour to three-and-a-half minutes—all while generating revenue.
Twitter was cheering for the new development.
@UPS @matternet @WakeMed Very Grateful that UPS believes in North Carolina for developing tomorrow’s technology tod… https://t.co/uMhyO5sn8U— John A. Torbett (@John A. Torbett) 1553642791.0
@newsobserver Pretty cool! It’ll be interesting to see if this takes off!— burky-ologist (@burky-ologist) 1553645086.0
@newsobserver My students will be excited to hear this - we recently read about third world countries using this te… https://t.co/T0SHgrBnOO— Rhonda Burgess (@Rhonda Burgess) 1553681176.0
@AP That's great! Great use for them.— ABC (@ABC) 1553631622.0
Of course—as with every technological advance from the printing press to the automobile—there were inevitably some naysayers.
@newsobserver “Sorry, we dropped your last urine sample flying over Raleigh commuters. We’re gonna need you to fill another 1 gal jug.”— Brant (@Brant) 1553644870.0
@newsobserver And what happens when blood and other biohazard samples crash at unintended spots like our yards?— Craig Gleason (@Craig Gleason) 1553643117.0
@newsobserver Wakemed blood samples and Rex blood samples collide over I-40 during rush hour. Several cars swerve a… https://t.co/FzJEMBCdB8— 🍑@Kevia04 wants an impeachment now damn it! (@🍑@Kevia04 wants an impeachment now damn it!) 1553647246.0
@AP That’ll be great for 10 minutes until people start shooting them down. This is America.— Verity Pace 🌐 (@Verity Pace 🌐) 1553629671.0
@AP So we about to start the next great zombie apocalypse!— Picasso (@Picasso) 1553630018.0
Regardless of doubts, the usage of drones is already taking off.