Drones Becoming the Future of Deliveries

A company in Australia is delivering food and other items within minutes to some homes in Australia. Would you order food via drone?

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From the Internet, to the iPhone, to the expansion of social media via Twitter and Instagram, technology continues to rapidly evolve. It has been reported by CNN that the parent company of Google, Alphabet, is reportedly testing drones in Australia to handle food and drink deliveries.

This comes years after Amazon had reportedly been very interested in drone delivery back in 2013, but the company has only reported having small delivery tests in Cambridge, England.

Wing, a subsidiary company of Alphabet, is developing the drone delivery service known as Project Wing. The company’s website reports that their drone delivery service can, “…Increase access to goods, reduce traffic congestion in cities, and help ease the CO2 emissions,” and reports that 27 percent of greenhouse gases are emitted from delivery transportation. They also reported that tens of thousands of flight tests have been conducted both in the U.S. and Australia. The team aims to have their deliveries include medical supplies, food, and home deliveries. Wing apparently developed a system in which a drone would deliver defibrillators to people who suffer from heart attacks in the hope of helping them survive.

On the other hand, the first company to launch their drone delivery service to major success is the Israeli based company, Flytrex, who launched their service in Reykjavik, Iceland. Flytrex started in Iceland due to the country’s largest ecommerce company, AHA, partnering with them. According to the Flytrex website, the company has covered deliveries for just over half of Reykjavik’s population which comes out to 61,427 individuals that have received a product due to drone delivery.

They also state that the service has cut down delivery times and costs. The company also reported that in Aug. 2018 they started delivering to people’s backyards in order to keep deliveries safer and more hassle-free. The company’s success has resulted in them expanding their service to the U.S. in North Dakota. However, it isn’t exactly used as a delivery drone for products to bring to houses throughout the state. The drone is being used in King’s Walk Golf Course in Grand Forks, ND to deliver drinks, snacks, and other food to golfers throughout the course.

The introduction of drone delivery services add another chapter to the technological era that we are living in. These are advancements, whether good or bad, that can change the delivery landscape for years to come.


Here’s how people on the Zip app are weighing in on this all over the country!

A company in Australia is delivering food and other items within minutes to some homes in Australia. Would you order food via drone?

Totals
41% Y – quick and easy
59% N – too risky
Males
41% Y – quick and easy
59% N – too risky
Females
42% Y – quick and easy
58% N – too risky

Y – quick and easy

N – too risky


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