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Drones humming along at PACK EXPO East

Drone package delivery demos are live at PACK EXPO East, as PMMI is once again collaborating with electric truck and drone maker, Workhorse, to simulation what the future of last mile package delivery and e-commerce might entail.

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The interactive display offers a real visualization of the final process that brings a package to a consumer's home. Mock housing populates the virtual landscape of the 2,400-square foot. exhibit, complete with mailboxes and doorsteps to accept delivered packages.

Workhorse delivery drones take off from the top of a stationary Workhorse electric van and make deliveries every hour, on the hour. To complete the simulation, monitors outside of the drone area will broadcast the information available from the delivery van via the Metron application. The screens will also offer the drone perspective via live video from a camera mounted on the drones.

“With the eruption of ecommerce and industry giants like Amazon pioneering automated packaging distribution with their patented vision for drone centers, it’s only a matter of time until drones become part of daily operations,” says Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI. “As a regional show, PACK EXPO East is the place to experience this innovative technology and explore the potential for your business."

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