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This 'small' Ohio tech company built the drone UPS just flew from a moving delivery truck

Sep 1, 2017

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With the help of an Ohio-based tech company, UPS has successfully tested a drone for potential use in day-to-day operations.

During the test, conducted Monday in Lithia, Fla., a drone launched from the top of a package car, delivered a package to a home, and returned to the vehicle while a driver continued along his route toward a separate delivery.

UPS conducted the test with the help of Workhorse Group, a Loveland-based company that deals with batteries, electric trucks, and drone development (Workhouse built the drone used Monday).

The company started in 2007 under the name AMP Electric Vehicles, first experimenting with adding battery electric power to two-seat roadsters. At the 2016 Advanced Clean Transportation Expo, Workhorse CEO Steve Burns described, quite simply, the company's focus.

"For those who may not know, Workhorse is a relatively small company," he said. "We focus on helping people deliver things."

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