Delivery drones have been used for years to safely drop essential items where they're needed most but the safe delivery system is taking on new relevance in a post-pandemic world. While delivery by drone has been adopted in some sectors for agriculture and commercial work, there have been barriers for commercial drone delivery—but Flirtey, a pioneer within the commercial drone delivery space, was recently granted an important patent related to safe deliveries by drone.
The patent describes a combination of hardware and software to support secure lifting and lowering of packages. Since Flirtey invented this method of delivery, it is said to be "the safest and most precise, and it has since become the standard for the drone delivery industry." As many businesses are now reliant on contactless delivery systems, drone delivery has the potential to become much more common.
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