UPS Testing Air Drone Delivery

Posted on 24/02/2017 by cbenson in Drone, Industry
Tags: delivery, Drone, UPS
Following in the heels of Amazon and Google, another delivery giant, UPS, is now onboard with the idea of using drones to deliver packages. They released a teaser video above. The potential drone / prototype can carry up to 5 pounds and has a flight time of up to 30 minutes (which is quite good considering most standard consumer drones last only around 15-20 minutes) UPS Drone Just like Amazon's drone video which showed a package during the shipping process, moving along a conveyor and ultimately being retrieved by the drone and delivered to a waiting customer, UPS shows how a drone delivery system may be implemented, with the roof of a modified UPS truck opening up to release the drone. There is still a lot of speculation around drone delivery, especially regarding the safety of autonomous drones. Sensor development is still a ways away from allowign an aerial drone to fully "see" and "understand" its environment. With several big players involved, there will be increased pressure to pass laws and regulations to allow for their use, while also to protect people and property and determine liability. Do you think drone delivery is a good idea? Leave us your thoughts in the comments section below.
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