Drones making deliveries is the brand new hyperlocal tech play. Matternet has developed a landing station for its shipload drones that looks less like a bit of landing station and more like a death ray from a 1960s sci-fi film.
Far from the free-form delivery network thought by Prime Air or the like, Matternet’s drone deployments have been fixed point-to-point affairs centered on rapidly connecting a handful of places that regularly trade time-sensitive deliveries: hospitals.
The corporate has carried out pilot tests in Switzerland and North Carolina and recently began a recent one in San Diego, in which medical services are able to ship blood samples, medications, vaccines and other supplies back and forth without worrying about traffic or other problems on the ground.
However, there’s the problem of where the drones land, and what happens afterward. Regardless of the process is, it may probably be more straightforward and more automated, and that’s what the station aims to achieve.
With its tech-organic curves and flower-like hatch on top, the 10-foot-tall station will be channeling the likes of “Star Trek:The Original Series” and “Lost in Space”. Also, it’s supposed to be eye-catching as well as feasible.