And those are precisely the benefits the HorseFly from Workhorse provides. The company has begun a pilot program in the Cincinnati area with the approval of the FAA. “We feel this is a game-changing moment to innovate the way packages are delivered for many years to come,” says Steve Burns, Workhorse. “By not only reducing the expense of last mile delivery, but also providing the consumer with the ability to opt-in, visualize, and confirm their package delivery on their property, we have re-imagined home delivery.”
Here’s how it works. The driver loads a package into the drone compartment built into the roof of a delivery van. With the touch of a button, the drone undocks itself and flies to the delivery address. The customer can set a point on the property where the package is to be delivered and actually monitor the delivery process from a camera mounted on the drone via an smartphone app.