Zipline’s silent drones ready for take off
Zipline has unveiled its new platform that provides quiet, fast and precise autonomous delivery directly to homes in cities and suburbs. The company’s next generation home delivery platform is practically silent (designed to sound like wind rustling leaves) and is expected to complete 16 km deliveries in about ten minutes.
The company has spent the last several years building and fine tuning its next generation technology, Platform 2 (P2) and Zipline’s drones (Zips) fly more than 92 m above the ground and are nearly inaudible.
Sweetgreen, the government of Rwanda, Michigan Medicine and more will be a few of the first customers to deploy Zipline’s new platform. By 2025, Zipline expects to operate more flights annually than most airlines. (cj)