French Postal Service Starts Drone Delivery In The Alps

La Poste has begun offering a drone services to deliver packages to the more remote villages in the French Alps region.

The postal operator says that it means they will be able to keep up a regular service even in winter, when heavy snowfall often makes access to villages in the mountains more difficult.

Operated by DPD on behald of La Poste, the service starts in the small village Fontanil-Cornillon in the Isère département, where the DPD operator parks his truck and flies the drone containing the parcels up the mountain to the small village of Mont-Saint-Martin, 760m above sea level.

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