Swiss Posts drone delivery service is suspended

July 29th, 2019

After the second crash of Swiss Post drone, the delivery service is suspended. The Swiss Post and Matternet in collaboration had the service in three different cities in Switzerland. The Swiss Safety Investigation Board reported that with "...the delivery drone hype there are still basic problems that are not totally solved." All the delivery drones are equipped with an emergency parachute to land safely and slowly. In this occasion that wasn't the case, there was a malfunction with the parachute. There is no exact time when the drone delivery service will resume operations. The only information given is when all the appropriate mitigations have been satisfied by the drone delivery company, FOCA and their customers. Read more on spectrum.ieee.org→