Zipline and Wing, two of the world's leading drone delivery companies, are preparing for a major expansion of their operations in the United States. With the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently granting approval for expanded commercial drone flights, Zipline and Wing are gearing up to bring their drone delivery services to a wider audience.
Zipline has recently revealed its new Platform 2 (P2) home delivery system, which consists of two autonomous vehicles working in unison to deliver packages weighing up to 8 pounds. The system is designed to be highly precise, with the drones able to deliver to specific locations within a 15-foot radius.
The P2 Zip drone is the latest addition to Zipline's fleet of autonomous electric delivery drones, which have flown more than 38 million miles since the company was founded in 2014. The drone is equipped with a tethered "droid" mini-drone, which is released to make the final delivery before returning to the P2 Zip.