Zipline unveils all new home delivery drone and payload droid units
World-leading instant logistics and drone delivery company Zipline has unveiled a major revision of its commercial transport network, featuring an entirely reconceived transport UAV and an equally autonomous payload droid that – once lowered to client destinations by a winch – can guide itself to an area for unloading as small as a patio table or steps up to a house.
South San Francisco-based Zipline presented its revamped home delivery system pairing the new fixed-wing Platform 2 (P2) drone with the final delivery droid, whose own onboard smart tech and internal propellers allow it to position over and touch down on even the smallest of spaces available at client destinations.
The company says both vehicles are practically silent, with the main UAV – known as a “Zip” – expected to make home deliveries up to 10 times faster than automobiles and complete 10-mile deliveries in about 10 minutes.
The newly revealed network not only…