Mercedes Completes 100 Successful Drone Deliveries

Mercedes Completes Successful Drone Deliveries

The idea of delivering packages by drone seemed like a joke just a few years ago. But no one is laughing now. Mercedes has completed 100 successful drone deliveries. Mercedes (yep, the car people) recently completed a real-world test of their drone delivery system in Zurich, Switzerland. Other companies have been working on deliveries from a warehouse to the customer’s door entirely by drone. Mercedes seems to be taking a cue from the hub and spoke strategy popular among airlines. In this test, deliveries were made to strategically┬ástationed vans around the city. The vans then did the “last mile” deliveries to homes. Drone delivery technology is currently outpacing the changes in regulations needed to make it a reality. You can read more about this test program on Bloomberg.