1. Companies using drones: UPS
This week, UPS unveiled its first residential delivery drone. The drone itself will be 'launched' from an electric van which is fitted with a recharging station for the battery-powered drone. This should extend the battery life of the drone (which is about 30 minutes) and mean more deliveries are able to be completed.
In September 2016, UPS began testing drones to make commercial deliveries to remote locations, working in partnership with drone-maker CyPhy Works.
In its initial test, UP staged a mock delivery of urgently medical care from Beverly, Massachusetts to an island three miles off the Atlantic coast.