UPS is getting much more serious about drone deliveries — though not quite yet to your home.
The shipping company on Tuesday said it created a new subsidiary called UPS Flight Forward to build up its young drones operations. The subsidiary is the culmination of about four years of drones testing at the company, which included the development of a UPS truck outfitted with a drone launchpad and the funding of a blood-delivery service via drones in remote parts of Rwanda.
“We’ve done the testing, we’ve done the prototyping and now it’s time to make it operational,” Bala Ganesh, vice president of the UPS advanced technology group, said in an interview.
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