The race for last-mile drones

Aug. 25, 2022
The use of last mile drones is still challenging because of FAA regulations, public perception, and the technology itself, Steve Banker reports for Forbes.

NEW YORK - One of the most difficult and expensive aspects of the supply chain is last mile and home delivery. However, from a customer experience standpoint, it is also the most memorable and possibly important. Autonomous last mile deliveries are part of the answer to the e-commerce boom that we are experiencing. Autonomous mobile robots are also changing last mile deliveries. But today the focus is on last mile drones and what the future holds, Steve Banker reports for ForbesContinue reading original article.

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

25 August 2022 - Banker notes in his piece that "last mile" deliveries with unmanned aerial systems (UAVs) is a challenge because of FAA flying regulations, and the technology itself.

Banker explores the drone efforts undertaken by some logistics giants, including Amazon and UPS, plus specialty companies like Matternet who partnered with UPS to carry up to 4.4 pounds up to 12 miles away.

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
Intelligent Aerospace

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