Drones to tackle traffic and deliver medical supplies in UK cities

Fleets of civilian drones could soon dart through the skies of UK cities, delivering urgent medical supplies, easing traffic congestion and helping emergency services, according to a Government-backed scheme.

Local authorities are being asked to help come up with suggestions for how drones can “meet the needs and realities of urban life”, as use of the unmanned craft quickly grows.

Five UK towns and cities will be chosen to work with engineers and planners to eventually become test beds for new civilian uses of drones, with the first ideas taking to the air in 2019.

The scheme hopes the UK will become a world leader in shaping the burgeoning technology, as it moves out of the hands of hobbyists and the military and into widespread civilian use.

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Source: The Telegraph