... Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Untrained individual. Matternet Inc Matternet, Inc. manufactures commercial vehicles. September 25, 2020: Japan Airlines (JAL) and Matternet have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to assess drone delivery healthcare opportunities and develop a future drone healthcare delivery business in Japan utilising Matternet’s M2 urban drone logistics platform. Tags drone delivery Mercedes/Benz matternet. Thank you! please check and adjust your browser settings to enable Send tips to jbogaisky[at]forbes.com, © 2020 Forbes Media LLC. UPS also established UPS Flight Forward in June 2019, which later earned the Federal Aviation Administration’s Standard Part 135 Air Carrier certification to operate a drone air carrier in September 2019. Manufacturer cites weather perfomance, performance in GPS-denied environments, ‘sense and avoid’ as evaluation criteria. The user simply enters the desired destination for the drone and it finds the most appropriate route. In October 2019, Matternet's technology enabled the first FAA-approved drone Airline, UPS Flight Forward (USPFF), providing fast expansion to healthcare facilities across the US. Matternet M2 is the new drone logistics system from Matternet. Our newest offerings – from HealthHUB® locations that are redefining what a pharmacy can be, to innovative programs that help manage chronic conditions – are designed to create a higher-quality, simpler and more affordable experience. I help direct our coverage of autos, energy and manufacturing, and write about aerospace and defense. FINANCE. June 26, 2018. “UPS is committed to playing its part in fighting the spread of Coronavirus, and this is another way we can support our healthcare customers and individuals with innovative solutions.”. Our team will review your inclusion. Longer term, Matternet hopes to give the stations and its drones the ability to independently coordinate with other aircraft that have transponders and detect and avoid ones that don’t. for industrial applications, for logistics. Authorized by the Swiss aviation authority for full logistics operations over cities. “Now more than ever, it’s important that our customers have access to their prescriptions,” said Jon Roberts, executive vice president and chief operating officer of CVS Health. For the typical customer, who uses it for an average of 10 deliveries a day, the cost works out to be roughly the same as what they’d spend on express ground couriers to perform the same job, Raptopoulos says. UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Stay up-to-date with the latest UPS news, industry insights and more. *Prices are pre-tax. The company has raised $31 million in A Series financing from investors including Boeing, Sony, Mercedes-Benz and most recently McKesson Ventures, which pumped in $5.6 million in January. Independent lab, academic research centers, etc. Matternet has launched successful drone networks around the world and received regulatory approval from the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) and US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct fully-autonomous beyond line of sight operations and flights over people to transport critical, high-value medical items. It is designed by Matternet and currently commercialized. Mercedes-Benz kicks off drone delivery pilot in Zurich. Long-term, Matternet’s vision is that it will allow healthcare systems to save millions by allowing them to close down labs and consolidate service in a central facility. The new service in The Villages in central Florida begins in early May under the Federal Aviation Administration’s Part 107 rules, with authority to operate through the pandemic and explore ongoing needs as they arise after that period. In April, the company announced its participation in tests in Virginia with the US government and partners to determine how unmanned aerial systems can assist medical professionals in their fight to stop the spread of the virus. UPS and CVS last year announced plans to jointly explore the use of drone delivery.