Drones are becoming cheaper and more available, so of course more people and companies are looking into them for different uses. They’re used in everything from military work to film making. And now their new platform is delivery. Companies like Amazon and Dominos have been testing them out and now UPS is the latest company to jump on board.
UPS debuted their new drone system called HorseFly last week that was developed by the company Workhorse, who also provides their electric trucks. The drone takes off from the roof of the truck and can carry a package that weighs up to 10 pounds to the residential destination, according to Autoblog. The drone is completely autonomous but is required to stay in visual sight lines of the operator due to FAA rules. HorseFly communicates with the truck through 4G but can use radio frequency as a back up if it’s out in rural places.