12 Feb '18, 12pm

Airbus is showing off its new autonomous drone delivery service

Airbus is enthusiastically pushing into the drone segment —the company showed off its Alpha One drone taxi earlier this month—and now it has for the first time demonstrated drone-based package deliveries. The demonstration took place on the campus of the National University of Singapore, ahead of a wider trial of its “Skyways” delivery service in the city-state later this year. “Safe and reliable urban air delivery is a reality not too distant into the future, and Airbus is certainly excited to be a forerunner in this endeavor,” said Airbus chief technology officer Alain Flourens. There are many companies that are trying to develop drone-based delivery technology, from tech giants such as Google and Amazon to established logistics outfits such as DHL . Airbus’s take on the emerging field, however, goes beyond showing the practicality of a small unmanned vehicle taking pack...

Full article: http://fortune.com/2018/02/12/airbus-skyways-drone-delive...

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