Drone delivery pioneer, Zipline, revealed its latest aircraft, Platform 2, on Wednesday. Platform 2 combines fixed-wing flight with hovering propellers, allowing a small “droid” to lower packages from 330 feet onto driveways, sidewalks, or other open areas.

Since 2016, the San Francisco-based company has made a lot of progress in the rapidly growing market for drone deliveries. With its first-generation delivery drones, the company has successfully made over 500,000 deliveries, mostly in Rwanda and Ghana but also in Utah, Arkansas, and North Carolina.

Zipline’s Platform 2 delivery drone

The main goal of Platform 2 is to improve Zipline’s operations in the United States by making them more commercially viable and cost-effective in both cities and suburbs.

Compared to Zipline’s first drone delivery system, Platform 2 is more innovative because it can hover in place and lower packages using a tether…

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Source: dronexl.co