Amazon, Alphabet and Others Are Quietly Rolling Out Drone Delivery Across America
Drone companies have been cleared to expand their operations across the U.S., in cities as well as rural areas, at the same time their tech has become faster and more reliable
By Christopher Mims Updated Apr. 4, 2022 12:33 pm ET
Delivery drones are arriving, at last.
After nearly a decade of largely unfulfilled hype about flying robots dropping orders at your doorstep, a handful of companies have started commercial operations in the U.S. involving dozens or hundreds of deliveries a day at each location. The companies are vying to be Americans’ choice when they want a bottle of Advil, a takeout meal, or the next iPhone delivered in under 30 minutes—once federal regulators enable broader rollouts.