A brand new zipline is coming to the U.S., but it won’t lead to any summer camper wedgies or tourist accidents. California-based Zipline, which claims to operate the world's largest autonomous drone delivery network, is deploying its tech in North Carolina.
Today, Novant Health announced it's launching an FAA-approved “emergency drone logistics operation” that will deliver medical supplies to the Charlotte, NC metro area. Zipline will be contributing the flying robot services.
“Once the pandemic hit, it changed everything for us,” Zipline CEO Keller Rinaudo told the Brew. After scaling Zipline’s services in Rwanda and Ghana, “We asked: ‘What more can we do to help other countries prepare for and respond to COVID-19?’ which led to the effort now being launched in America.”