Drone Delivery Takes to the Sky in Iceland

Iceland is the answer to the trivia question of which country is the first to approve drone delivery service.
August 24, 2017, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Jennifer McKevitt shares news of new drone delivery service launched by Flytrex, partnered with AHA, in Iceland. The service launched this week near Reykjavik, and it's being touted as the world's "first operational on-demand urban drone delivery service." The Icelandic Transport Authority approved the commercial service. 

Flytrex, based in Israel, is pushing for more innovation in last mile delivery logistics, and earned $3 million in funds last January to start testing the idea, according to McKevitt.

The idea has already found some traction in the United States. "Convenience store 7-Eleven has already piloted the technology for home delivery, while medical school Johns Hopkins is testing the technology for store delivery of medical provisions," writes McKevitt.

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Published on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 in Smart Cities Dive
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