Workhorse Group Gets Patent for HorseFly Delivery Truck-Launched Drone Package Delivery System

Workhorse Group (WKHS), an American technology company, said pre-market Tuesday that the US Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent for the “HorseFly truck launched drone package delivery system.”

The “HorseFly UAV delivery system” is a custom-built, high efficiency delivery UAV that is fully integrated with the Workhorse line of electric/hybrid delivery trucks, the company said in a statement. It is designed to launch from the delivery truck, travel to the delivery location, automatically descend and deliver the package, then return to the truck.

The HorseFly system conforms to FAA guidelines for UAV operation in the US.

Designed to assist the delivery driver, the HorseFly drone delivery system helps reduce driving time and allows faster deliveries. The result is considerably more efficient in everyday delivery routes, according to the statement.

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