UPS has started trials of deliveries using drones that deliver medical, emergency, items. UPS tested a delivery at Marblehead where a drone dropped a package at Children’s Island, running a scenario where a young child needed an asthma inhaler. The delivery took about 8 minutes for a 3 mile journey.
The company UPS has parented to work with is CyPhy Works, a Massachusetts based drone company. UPS has also invested in CyPhy.
The company is running trials currently, there’s no certain date in the future where these deliveries using drones would be used. Though we can see from the many companies that are testing drones, such as Domino’s, Wal-Mart, and Amazon, are finding unique ways to adapt to new technologies.