A second East African nation announced Thursday it will launch a fully automated drone delivery program. The drones will fly themselves, far from the view of humans, no program has matched the scale and impact of what’s unfolding in Rwanda and now, Tanzania concerning drone delivery.
In early 2018, Tanzania’s government will begin using drones to deliver medical supplies such as blood and vaccines to remote areas. Rwanda has already completed 1,400 similar deliveries.
Tanzania will open four drone distribution centers with Silicon Valley startup Zipline, providing more than 100 drones and 2,000 flights a day. It’s also discussing a partnership with another drone company. The government is confident the autonomous drones will be safe.