by Daniel Litwin Feb 7, 2022 | Source: https://marketscale.com/industries/retail/last-mile-drone-delivery/
Drone delivery has been captivating audiences for years. Consumers are eager to see it come to fruition across the globe, and operators are working to accelerate its capabilities, while retailers are preparing for a multitude of use cases. In 2022, the widespread adoption and usability of drone delivery will find its wings. So, what can the world of retail and its consumers expect?
Safety First, No Matter the Use Case
Drone companies and any industry that wants to use the technology have a unified front of being safety-first. Without this as the foundation, the proliferation of drone delivery won’t cross the threshold into reality.
“The conversation starts with safety. It’s a new and emerging thing, and retailers aren’t experts in the drone space. Their biggest concerns are with the regulations set by the FAA and compliance with them,” Walked said.
While the FAA controls drone operations, the novelty of the industry at scale means it still looks to the operators for help defining parameters for success and safety.
“Standards are set by operating safely and demonstrating it time after time, even with changing environments. We then share those with the FAA and industry,” Walker said.