Wednesday, 13 November, 2019


UPS And CVS Make First Residential Drone Deliveries Of Prescription Medicines

UPS drone delivers medicine from CVS straight to customers' homes UPS and CVS deliver prescription medicine via drone to U.S. residential customers for the first time
Patty Aguilar | 07 November, 2019, 18:24

UPS and its Flight Forward division has begun delivering prescriptions to paying customers via drone.

One expected use of drones is to get items to rural areas where traditional deliveries would be costly for companies.

Package carrier UPS and pharmacy company CVS on November 5 said they completed the first money-making deliveries of medical prescriptions to customers by drone.

"CVS is exploring many types of delivery options for urban, suburban, and rural markets", he continued. The certification, the maximum amount of FAA acceptance for a drone supply procedure, is a vital step in the firm's approach to integrate drone shipping and delivery into the broader UPS logistics community. A remote operator was on hand to intervene if necessary.

UPS in September received government approval to run a drone airline: The shipping company can fly pilotless aerial vehicles beyond human operators' visual line of sight-day or night.

'We see big potential in drone delivery in rural communities where life-saving medications are needed and consumers at times can not conveniently access one of our stores'.

The packages, roughly the size of small shoeboxes, were lowered from drones hovering at an altitude of about 20 feet.

"We see big potential in drone delivery in rural communities where life-saving medications are needed and consumers at times can not conveniently access one of our stores", CVS president Kevin Hourican said in a statement Tuesday.

On Friday, a Matternet M2 drone finished two short, autonomous flights to customers' homes near a CVS store in Cary, North Carolina.

The FAA approved only the first two deliveries in Cary.

Although drones have previously been used to fly prescriptions and other medical items around hospital campuses, or between medical facilities, this marks the first time in the U.S. items have been delivered directly to a paying customer. "We are delighted to make new services that will shatter preconceived notions of how, when and where by merchandise can be sent". To date, UPS Flight Forward and Matternet have completed more than 1,500 revenue-generating drone deliveries.

While private industry, particularly e-commerce companies like Amazon, have been eager to deploy drone technology for last-mile delivery, rules and regulations have kept the pace of commercial adoption and usage to a minimum.

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