Many are the occasions when drones, suitably modified by experts, are capable of offer services at a truly enviable speed. A clear example is how today these types of devices have been used to send medicines to inaccessible areas or directly all kinds of packages as can happen in the Amazon Prime Air service.
As usually happens with this type of thing, certain modifications have also been made, in this case both homemade and by professionals who seek to equip anyone and even armies of new weapons. An example of this type of modification can be found in the latest attacks carried out by ISIS or in how the United States tries to equip its military with folding drones.
Switzerland will implement a regular service for the transfer of laboratory samples with drones in 2018.
Moving away from the negative part that the use of drones can offer, today I would like us to talk about the initiative that they have had in Switzerland through which, and since mid-March, the company Swiss Post has been testing its drones for the transfer of medical and laboratory samples more than 70 times.
After all these tests and each and every one of them was a success, the company has gotten the green light to be able to establish a regular service by the year 2018. As you can see, at the moment perhaps the date is still a bit distant and this is because the company is working together with the country's aviation regulatory body to develop a law that limits as much as possible the risks of using drones in cities. .
As for the drones used, as the Swiss Post itself commented in an official statement, we are talking about units capable of load up to 2 kilograms and move at a maximum speed of 36 km/h. In turn, to facilitate takeoff and landing tasks, they have been equipped with a new infrared system and even a parachute for emergency situations.