December 10, 2013

Deutsche Post completes first drone flight

Deutsche Post used a drone to deliver a package for the first time on Monday, flying a box from a pharmacy across the Rhine just a week after Amazon carried off a similar stunt.

Deutsche Post dubbed its yellow drone the Paketkopter and said it carried medicine from a pharmacist in Bonn across the Rhine to its own head office.

“We are at the beginning of the research project,” said DHL manager Ole Nordhoff. “It is an exciting bit of technology.”