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 unmanned aviation in the US. Drone delivery is, at a minimum, 10X faster than the existing ground transport by courier car. 🏥 📦 pic.twitter.com/cTliAqTnYc
— UPS (@UPS) March 26, 2019
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.
Very Grateful that UPS believes in North Carolina for developing tomorrow’s technology today. pic.twitter.com/WqdwJMIn9m
— John A. Torbett (@JohnTorbett) March 26, 2019
Pretty cool! It’ll be interesting to see if this takes off!
— burky-ologist (@BurkyOlogist) March 27, 2019
My students will be excited to hear this – we recently read about third world countries using this technology for lifesaving medical purposes.
— Rhonda Burgess (@RhondaBur1501) March 27, 2019
That’s great! Great use for them.
— ABC (@Ms_Anglenora) March 26, 2019