As historic back-to-back hurricanes pummel the United States and the Caribbean, UPS and the Red Cross are testing out new technology to help.
The package delivery service’s nonprofit foundation is figuring out how to use drones to aid in disaster relief. The new pilot program, which also includes drone manufacturer CyPhy Works, will use tethered drones to assess damage after natural disasters in the United States.
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“With such catastrophic injury and damage being caused by natural disasters, every minute counts. It’s essential that public and private organizations work together to find new and innovative solutions to support and enhance recovery efforts after a natural disaster strikes,” UPS Foundation President Eduardo Martinez said in a statement