speising wrote:i highly doubt the whole drone thing anyway. it's probably just a PR stunt. how should his work? i a city, how is this thing going to find my appartment on the 5th floor? in rural areas, the distances are just to great, they don't exactly have a great reach.
and they'd need a remote pilot, who isn't going to be cheaper than a truck driver.
lastly, there are laws restricting unmanned flying machines filling the airspace.
I'm highly dubious too, but if it is happening I'd assume the major target would be suburbia - distances aren't too big, and there's always somewhere to drop off a package. The legal situation would obviously have to change, I believe Amazon is lobbying for that at the moment. It would seem reasonable to allow small unmanned commercial aircraft to fly at low altitude, with the proper regulation.
It would work.
I could be great in some ways.
Some of the darned things are noisy.
That is ok in city scape, I suppose.
City people are accustomed to the Noise.
I think the technology exists to overcome Adacore"s concerns.
The little ones I have seen have GPS.
What fun in a big city.
Will the Drone deliver to balconies?
Or; Will the cue for elevators be a mix of Drone and Human passengers?
Out in the country setting they can travel 'As The Crow Flies'.
The UPS guy pulls off and sets his flock free.
They make the deliveries and meet him at the next station.
Some of the strong little ones people use for packages have 50 miles of power.
That is enough. If Jethro does not shoot it down. Other countries can!
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