Samsung and Manna have formed a partnership in Ireland that will see customers in Oranmore receive their orders via drone. They hope to expand the service to all of Ireland in the future.
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After launching drone trials for delivery of grocery, household items, and medical supplies, Walmart is partnering with Quest Diagnostics and DroneUp to deliver COVID-19 collection kits using drones.
Amazon has patented a drone that can autonomously perform actions based on human gestures it interprets through its sensors. This may bolster the company's use of drones for short-range deliveries.
The London Assembly Transport Committee has outlined ideas for the city's authorities to implement so that emerging transport tech is used in the best possible way and to avoid clashes with companies.
Rather than using your address, the DelivAir system, developed by Cambridge Consultants, can deliver directly to you by using the GPS from your phone. Which means it can deliver almost anywhere.
Icelandic company Aha has paired up with Flytrex to reduce the delivery time and costs of some of its products ordered online for delivery in Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland.
A patent has been received in the US from Walmart, outlining its potential ambitions for a drone delivery storage blimp. The aircraft could also be used to provide supplies in emergency situation.
Domino's has begun drone-based pizza deliveries, starting with a limited number of customers in New Zealand, but plans "to launch pizza-by-drone deliveries at increasing scale in the near future".
The Swiss have decided that regular mail delivery is way too boring for the 21st century. That's why starting yesterday, their postal service is testing out drone delivery in a small number of places.