It is not the first time that at HardwareLibre we have talked about the interest that practically all multinationals that are dedicated to the transport of goods have for, in one way or another, incorporating drones for the delivery of parcels to their work teams. Among the most interested, without a doubt we find, for example, Amazon o UPS.
It was precisely UPS that just made the news for something as simple as being the first to add a drone to one of your delivery vans. On this particular occasion, the idea that they have in UPS is not precisely to eliminate the delivery men, but they will install drones inside them so that they will be in charge of taking them to a specific point in our city and, a Once there, launch them for deliveries to take place.
UPS continues to develop its drone program thanks to the collaboration of specialists from Workhorse.
In the video that I have left you hanging just above these lines you can see a clear example of how the system they propose in UPS would work. This time the drone is located right on top of the delivery vanFrom there, it takes off without the driver of the vehicle having to leave it, so much so that the packages that the drone must deliver are placed from the inside for later and from a tablet, send the relevant parameters.
As you can see, we are facing a necessary intermediate step that, for now, does not eliminate the drivers and delivery people, in fact the idea is to save time in deliveries by getting that, through the drone, the delivery person delivers a package autonomously. as usual. According to estimates made by UPS, with this system it is possible to reduce a couple of kilometers on foot in each delivery, which would mean for the company cut expenses valued at $ 50 million.