The FAA has approved the UPS request to deliver medicine via drones, which are already used in the UK, Ireland and Rwanda.
Having a drone deliver medicine sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, but believe it or not, it’s already happening.
Demand for delivery drivers in densely populated areas is affecting remote and rural communities that need medical supplies, which has led to a demand for non-human delivery systems.
In October 2019, the FAA approved a UPS request to supply medicine via drones, which are already used in the UK, Ireland and Rwanda.
Companies in the mix
The first two companies behind the drone delivery of medical products are zipline and medical drones. In addition to providing medicine, they can also provide blood and microbiological samples, such as sperm and cultures.
Consider now the importance of the immediate export health sector. Immediate delivery of medication by drone can be the difference between life and death, especially for those living far from hospitals.
Childhood vaccines that reduce infant mortality rates are readily available to people in rural areas.
During these epidemics, drones may offer test equipment, components, medicine, and a covit-19 vaccine in a timely manner.
Changing the Retail Landscape
But it’s not just the medical community that jumped on the drone ship. While the services are not yet available, Amazon has long planned to launch “Amazon Prime Air“, a drone system that can deliver all kinds of shipments in select cities.
Although the first successful test delivery was made in 2016, Amazon’s plan was later guided by the Federal Aviation Administration.
This is the second time Amazon Prime Air has completely transformed consumer culture. Imagine ordering a phone case and having a drone delivered to your doorstep within 30 minutes!
Amazon Prime Air is the fastest and most efficient delivery system imaginable for its customers.
While automation has its disadvantages, it is important to raise the standard of living of many people around the world, as human workers do.