New FAA rules will limit commercial drone flights to daylight hours and at altitudes of 400 feet or less, opening the door to future regulations that may impact the trucking industry.
Businesses from Amazon to Wal-Mart are experimenting with drones as the next frontier in door-to-door package delivery.
UPS is partnering with start-up robotics company Zipline and the Vaccine Alliance to research whether drones can safely and effectively deliver medicines like vaccines and blood to remote areas, the shipping company said Monday.
Workhorse Group Chief Executive Steve Burns explains his company’s plans to link delivery trucks and drones to create a new shipping system.
With more companies joining the increasingly competitive drone-delivery market, no one is quite sure who will be the first to launch in the U.S.
While Workhorse Group is all set to test package deliveries with its drone in Ohio, Amazon is looking at other options, such as newspaper trucks.
Workhorse CEO Steve Burns told TRUCKS.com the company had applied for an exemption with the FAA in hopes that it would have its HorseFly drone this year
The company wants to test UAVs for home package delivery, street pickups, and warehouse inventory checks, which will pit it against competitors such as Amazon.