In January 2015, Matternet, the company behind the first smart drone for transportation, was awarded the 2014 Verizon Powerful Answers Award in the transportation category for their innovative work in seeking to disrupt the last-mile logistics industry, specifically the way goods – pharmaceuticals and other small items – are delivered to developing countries that lack infrastructure.
In March 2015, they made their first commercially available Drone – Matternet ONE, available to select partners.
See the founders talk about their vision for the future in a recent Forbes.com video here: http://www.forbes.com/video/4137007346001/
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