Zipline Reveals Home Drone Delivery Platform
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Zipline has revealed its new Platform 2 (P2) home delivery system, designed to quietly complete deliveries up to 7 times as fast as traditional automobile delivery.
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Over the last several years, Zipline has been developing P2 to offer an optimal customer experience at scale. Zipline’s drones (Zips) fly over 300 feet above ground and are almost inaudible. When the Zip arrives at its destination, its fully autonomous delivery droid maneuvers down a tether to gently and accurately drop off its package.
Various healthcare and restaurant businesses have already signed on to use Zipline’s new platform. Sweetgreen is partnering with Zipline, enabling customers to receive their orders using 97% less energy than traditional automotive methods.
“The future of delivery is faster, more sustainable and creates broader access, all of which provides…