This drone lets UPS deliver prescription medicines to homes in the US.
UPS in partnership with CVS Health has successfully completed the first-ever deliveries of prescription medications in the US, on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. The two delivery flights were from a CVS pharmacy to nearby residential neighborhoods using the M2 drone by Matternet.
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The autonomous drones can deliver medications to a customer’s home but monitored by a remote operator who could intervene if necessary. The drone hovers about 20 feet above a customer’s home and then slowly lowers the package by a cable.
The service aims to deliver prescription medications to people whose limited mobility makes it difficult to travel to a pharmacy.