Zipline, MultiCare to Begin UAV Delivery of Medical Supplies in Tacoma, WA in 2024 Written 15 July 2022


A drone launches from Zipline's California-based test facility. | Credit: Roksenhorn; Wikipedia; CC BY-SA 4.0

CNET News reports that UAVs “will begin ferrying medical supplies to addresses” in Tacoma, WA beginning in 2024. Although the initiative “still requires regulatory approval for details of the flight operations,” the two companies behind the project – Zipline and MultiCare – “said the service will whisk lab samples, medicines, and test kits among Multicare’s local facilities.” CNET News says the Tacoma project “marks the latest use of drones to speed up deliveries” of much-needed goods, “which can be slowed by increasingly congested roads.”
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