These Handy Drones will Help Mail Services without Replacing Mail Carriers

By: Ady Floyd - Jul 15, 2015
References: post.ch & fastcoexist
The mail service in Switzerland has launched a set of mail delivering drones to aid and assist in the timely distribution of packages. These drones will act as an additional service to the existing mail carriers and will enhance postal deliveries without replacing current carriers' jobs.

The unique aspect of this mail delivering drone called Matternet ONE is that it is self-driving. That means that there is no camera equipped to the drone, it's not being guided by a person from a remote location. This nifty drone can carry a two-pound package for six miles on one charge.

This drone was created and designed from the collaborative efforts of the Swiss Post and a Silicon Valley drone start-up company called Matternet. Without replacing human jobs, these special drones will be more like helpers when delivering packages, medical supplies and time-sensitive items.