There’s a big buzz surrounding technology companies using drones for delivery related services. Some drone addicts companies even claim to have started implementing and testing these services. Whatever is the case, most of the time this idea is looked upon as merely a fantasy not ready to be fulfilled soon enough. Let us have a look at what the real prospects of using drones as delivery services are. Recently, we came across an ad of Amazon’s Prime Air featuring Jeremy Clarkson. In that ad, a girl has a soccer match later that morning. She does not have the left stud as it is being nibbled by her dog. Her dad, instead of getting annoyed or irritated, acts rationally and orders online for a pair of soccer shoes. The order is sent to the Amazon warehouse from where the package is set up in the drone. The drone take offs like a helicopter and flies to its destination.
It is an intelligent drone addicts and knows how to avoid any obstacles if they come.
When it is near its destination, a message is sent informing the family that the package is near. Within thirty minutes, the pair of shoes is delivered to the house and everybody is glad. The content of the ad was pretty amazing and promising. However, what remains to be seen is that how soon this is coming into action. The drone addicts mentioned that the video of the drone flying was not stimulated, but actual. So, we do know that the drones of Amazon are up and able to fully function. Even the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) gave Amazon the permission to begin testing its drone. Another big technological giant working on drone delivery is Google X. Google X is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. Google X is a half secret research and development facility which works on pretty interesting projects. The self driving car is one of the projects of Google X. The project responsible for using drones for delivery is Project Wing. It is similar to Amazon Prime Air except that Google’s drone does not land. It hovers above its destination location, winches down the package and takes off once the package has been put at the desired location. This project was announced at the end of August, 2014. By then, they had already been working on it for two years. However, those working on it admit themselves that it is not going to be functional anywhere in the near future.