According to TheVerge, a startup called Matternet has announced a permanent automatic drone delivery network in Switzerland for the transport of experimental samples between hospital facilities, clinics and laboratories. The drone express network will begin trial operation next month. Matternet said that the transported items can be delivered to the hospital within 30 minutes.
According to sources, Matternet's UAV network is part of a partnership with Swiss Post and is the first drone network to fly in dense urban areas. The user creates a shipping order through the application APP. Put the items into a compartment, the package will automatically be loaded into the drone, and finally no one will be able to transport the package to another Matternet station. The recipient can scan the QR code to get the package. Currently, drones can hold up to 2 kg (4.4 lbs) of items. Matternet claims to be the world's first automatic drone delivery network. Its core is a white, futuristic mailbox with an area of about 2 square meters that can be installed on the roof or on the ground and sent by drones. Receive packages. The drone used for transportation will also automatically replace the battery after landing, which will eliminate the charge waiting time. The maximum distance the drone can travel is approximately 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) and the cruising speed is 70 kilometers (43.5 miles) per hour. Matternet expects that future Mattnet stations can also be placed at grocery stores or gas stations for delivery. Matternet said that once the UAV network is established in Switzerland, the next markets are Germany and the United Kingdom. Matternet co-founder and CEO Andreas Raptopoulos said: "The test sample has strict requirements on the delivery time. Before we transported the test sample, we had to wait for the courier to pick up the goods. With this technology, people No need to wait for automatic delivery, very convenient and quick.”