Japan Post is moving quickly with its plans to introduce mail drone delivery services in the country, and has staged its maiden parcel drop to a private home following the company’s first flight over a populated area.

Japan Post said it made the delivery flight on Friday when a drone made a two-kilometer mission to a home in Okutama, a rural area located about 75 kilometers west of Tokyo. The company said the five-minute journey took only a third of the time road vehicles usually need to make the trip. 

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The trial was a sign of how eager Japan Post is to introduce UAVs in transporting mail, and followed hard on its announcement in late December to begin testing of the craft this year.

The ability of Japan Post to prepare drone delivery among its services to clients was vastly aided in early December by the government’s decision to ease restrictions of so-called “Level 4”…


Source: dronedj.com