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From the time the customer orders the product on the website to the delivery to their house is 30 minutes. So it’s a very fast and efficient way of getting the product,” Anthony Vittone, DroneUp chief operating officer, told Axios.
A new package delivery method has taken flight in Utah with two Walmart stores announcing product delivery via drone.
Timothy Bean, CEO of Utah-based Fortem Technologies, takes a special interest in this topic. “Drones are here to stay. Drones do a lot of good things. . .”
Zipline, a drone delivery and logistics company that got its start delivering medical supplies in Africa, has started dropping prescriptions and over-the-counter medications to homes in the Salt Lake City, Utah area.
Leading instant logistics company Zipline is launching drone delivery of prescriptions and other medicines to the households of Intermountain Healthcare patients across Salt Lake City – an anticipated rollout that will eventually be capable of serving over a million people in Utah.
The Utah delivery system will expand over the course of the next five years, eventually becoming capable of servicing over 1 million people.
Using a couple of taps on your smartphone to deploy a computer-controlled electric aircraft to whisk through the sky and drop needed supplies in your front yard is no longer a distant sci-fi fantasy.
Fixed-wing aircraft will drop parachutes at homes starting in South Jordan, with plans to expand to entire Salt Lake Valley.
Zipline has signed an agreement with Intermountain Healthcare to drop medicine and other supplies in patients’ yards.
The service will start in Salt Lake County in 2022, the company said.
Team members of Utah-based Fortem Technologies and officials from the state-funded, non-profit organization, Deseret UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) are on hand at the Utah State Capitol for Industry Day on the Hill.
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Utah is well-positioned to not only be among the leaders of the drone revolution but also bear expansive economic benefits as the new industry takes off.
Deseret UAS unveils premier test facilities and technologies from Utah-based companies.
The future of transportation is autonomous. Self-driving vehicles and unmanned air taxis have the potential to create a world in which the computer is literally in the driver’s seat. Flying vehicles may sound like a Jetsonian, “pie in the sky” concept, but it’s a reality that’s coming to Utah within the coming decade.