Israel’s 9,000 commercial drone test flights awesome to see
What Is It? Ferrying cartons of ice cream, sushi and Covid vaccines across the city in an experiment that officials hope provided a glimpse of the not-too-distant future.
Why Important: Israel's National Drone Initiative, a government program, carried out the drill to prepare for a world in which large quantities of commercial deliveries will be made by drones to take pressure off highly congested urban roads. The two-year program aims to apply the capabilities of Israeli drone companies to establish a nationwide network where customers can order goods and have them delivered to pick up spots.