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UPS teams up with Matternet to deliver medical supplies | Logistics

UPS teams up with Matternet to deliver medical supplies | Logistics”

This will be an ongoing programme at WakeMed, and UPS and Matternet will use the learnings to consider how drones can be applied to improve transport services at other hospitals and medical facilities across the U.S.

Unlike courier cars, these drones can't get stuck in traffic or delayed by road construction and accidents.

"Together with UPS, we aim to shift the status quo for on-demand logistics for healthcare systems in the USA through drone delivery networks". It was called unmanned aircraft system integration pilot program (IPP) in which Matternet had conducted test flights too. The new drone delivery system would allow, for faster and more efficient transportation of goods including same-day delivery.

The first authorized drones use to transport packages to recipients was launched on Tuesday as a part of a pilot program that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) started last August to test practical applications of drones and analyze their safe use to speed deliveries and reduce costs.

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Domino's, Amazon, and numerous world's biggest companies have been drooling over the prospect of delivery drones for several years now, but regulators have been strict about greenlighting drone projects. But none has managed to establish a regular, revenue-generating business from the drones. The North Carolina Department of Transportation, working with UPS and Matternet, is one of the participants, though UPS's involvement in the program was previously undisclosed.

Uber, FedEx, Intel, and Qualcomm, as well as startups like Airmap and Flirtey, are other known participants.

This is not the first time UPS has entered such a project though: the company has worked alongside Zipline and GAVI to deliver blood products in remote locations in Rwanda.

Experts have said the almost $10 trillion global healthcare industry could be seriously bolstered by drone delivery technology, particularly in disaster zones or remote areas. Matternet has already completed more than 3,000 flights for healthcare systems in Switzerland. "That's our primary focus because that's where we believe there's a new market, a new innovative use case that has not been satisfied today".

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