Zipline - electric, autonomous drone delivery

This one seems to be not a vapourware. They are already in service for years in Rwanda, an African country, delivering blood to hospitals. It is fully electric, autonomous and their delivery seem to use paper packaging. If this gets deployed in cities effectively then traffic, fossil fuel, emissions, delivery time, packaging waste - all will reduce.

Independent video from Mark Rober about their blood delivery program:

Their recent keynote about the general purpose delivery program:


The screenshot in the first video is misleading. That looks like a futuristic drone with VTOL. Zipline acts more like a plane, which is far simpler and cheaper to manage.

I remember watching the original video.


Loved this! It’s surprising how we’ve not heard of this company yet. Crazy stuff

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