On the 8th of August, US Mail will deliver traditional posts to a smart drone mailbox in Indianapolis, making history with the delivery.
The US Mail postal delivery is part of a pilot project involving Dronedek smart drone mailboxes in Lawrence. The mailbox that will receive both traditional mail and a food order delivered by a drone is located on the premises of Schneider Geospatial at 8901 Otis Ave.
Dronedek smart drone mailboxes are powered by Oracle. The company uses a platform-agnostic approach to consolidate and funnel deliveries (and pickups) from all carriers, couriers, and logistics services to GPS-verified locations.
We’re showcasing how this mailbox is ready right now for traditional delivery and what it can do in the near future when federal regulations are relaxed to enable autonomous delivery. We’re also marking the start of secure autonomous package delivery. It’s historic.Dan O’Toole, founder and CEO of Dronedek
The delivery will be followed by McDonald’s delivering Big Mac and french fries to the same mailbox through a drone. The implementation of such mailboxes can significantly contribute to the development of drone deliveries.