Debate: Will delivery UAVs scale by 2030?

July 2019

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, are a hot topic of debate. McKinsey asked two professionals close to the issue to weigh in on whether they believe UAVs will gain traction and claim a significant share of urban deliveries by 2030.


McKinsey’s latest mobility start-up and investment tally shows the industry invested $120 billion in the last 24 months.

Daniel Holland-Letz, Benedikt Kloss, Matthias Kässer, and Thibaut Müller, McKinsey & Company


What does the data tell us about the performance of urban transport systems across different geographies?


Five actions can help players across the private and public sectors move toward new mobility. Collaboration is key.

David McAlister, WSP

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