Here comes the postman

A SingPost drone prototype on a delivery trial on Sept 25, which was touted as the world's first successful test by a postal service provider. The drone flew 2km between Lorong Halus and Pulau Ubin, carrying a letter and a T-shirt in a packet. It has
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A SingPost drone prototype on a delivery trial on Sept 25, which was touted as the world's first successful test by a postal service provider. The drone flew 2km between Lorong Halus and Pulau Ubin, carrying a letter and a T-shirt in a packet. It has safety features designed for dense urban areas, can carry up to 500g, and fly up to a height of 45m. While drone delivery may not be taking off just yet, SingPost said that there is immense potential for last-mile mail and e-commerce delivery.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 09, 2015, with the headline 'Here comes the postman'. Print Edition | Subscribe