• The initial drone model being used is extremely light and is able to carry loads of around two pounds a little more than six miles on a single battery charge, according to a statement from Swiss Post. The drone flies autonomously and follows flight plans laid out in cloud software.
  • Last year DHL began delivering packages via drone to Juist, a remote island off the northwestern coast of Germany. DHL said the flights marked the first time a pilotless plane has been allowed to make regular commercial flights in Europe.
  • While officials said the full scale commercial use of drones isn't set for at least five more years, they hope the tests will allow them to figure out the limitations of flying postal carriers.

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