Wingcopter begins grocery drone delivery in Germany
Drone delivery company Wingcopter has started a pilot project that would see drones delivering everyday goods for the first time in Germany.
Residents in remote districts of Michelstadt, Hesse, can now get non-perishable milk, eggs, fruit and vegetables, canned food, and many other non-refrigerated products delivered via drones at a time of their choosing. It’s an important development because many smaller stores have disappeared in rural areas in recent years, forcing residents to drive more than 10 km on each side to get even the most basic of goods.
The project, launched under the name “LieferMichel,” is being run in collaboration with the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (Frankfurt UAS). It is being funded by the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV).
Wingcopter explains that drone deliveries will help to sustainably improve local supply in remote areas. Basically, the orders will be flown by Wingcopter to…