Swiss Post pedals its way to green last mile deliveries

The logistics industry has danced around its profoundly detrimental impact on the planet’s ecosystem ever since environmental consciousness became a corporate buzzword. That’s why it’s always refreshing to hear about developments such as Swiss Post’s acquisition of a 51 percent stake in the start-up “notime” – a technology company providing bicycle courier services. While Swiss […]

Swiss Post, Matternet pioneer medical drone delivery

Swiss Post and drone manufacturer Matternet have successfully used drones to transport laboratory samples between two hospitals in Lugano, Switzerland. The hospital now expects to make drone delivery a standard operation in 2018. Swiss Post, the Ticino EOC hospital group and Matternet launched the joint project earlier this month. Normally, the samples are transported by […]

FAA to take another look at drone rules

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will partner with three major industries to explore ways to test unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) so they can be used out-of-line-of-sight of the operator. The FAA originally proposed that the operator must be able to retain visual contact of a UAS.  Drone advocates such as Amazon and DHL say it’s […]