UPS delivered a small parcel in Florida to test its theory that this way they can deliver to more locations for less money

It's here. Packages are starting to be delivered via drone. UPS drone-delivered a small parcel in a town on the outskirts of Tampa, FL to test its theory that trucks can deliver more and for less money by having the driver load autonomous drones from inside the vehicle.

After loading the drone—that was mounted on top of the truck— via a cage inside, the device took off by itself to its programmed destination while the driver drove on to their next delivery.

After completing the trip the drone came back to its place on top of the truck, about a block ahead.

According to UPS, the company can save up to $50 million a year just by taking off one mile from their drivers' current routs.

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It's here. Packages are starting to be delivered via drone. UPS drone-delivered a small parcel in a town on the outskirts of Tampa, FL to test its theory that trucks can deliver more and for less money by having the driver load autonomous drones from inside the vehicle.

After loading the drone—that was mounted on top of the truck— via a cage inside, the device took off by itself to its programmed destination while the driver drove on to their next delivery.

After completing the trip the drone came back to its place on top of the truck, about a block ahead.