Royal Mail plans fleet of 500 drones for rural deliveries

British postal service Royal Mail is planning to use a fleet of 500 drones for deliveries to rural locations.

The pandemic reminded many of us of the vital role the humble postie plays in keeping people connected. However, many rural communities struggle to access the services we often take for granted due to their location.

Royal Mail wants to change that and has identified over 50 postal routes it wants to create using drones over the next three years.

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DJI halts drone business in Russia and Ukraine

Chinese drone manufacturer DJI is halting its business in Russia and Ukraine following reports its products are being repurposed for military use.

Last week, the company issued a statement to reiterate that it does not market, sell, or design its products for military use, has refused to customise or enable modifications for this purpose, and is “unequivocally opposed attempts to attach weapons” to its products.

In the statement, DJI added:

“DJI is...

Walgreens partners with Wing for deliveries using drones

Retail pharmaceutical giant Walgreens is partnering with Alphabet’s Wing to deliver goods via drones.

The service will initially be launched in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. A co-located operation will be established in the store’s parking lot and will serve parts of the city of Frisco and town of Little Elm.

One of the most exciting use cases for drones is the rapid delivery of critical goods to emergency scenes and rural areas. In a promo video, Walgreens shows a...