Is drone delivery the future of deliveries? We know that some companies are already working on such technology, and a recent video published by the Wall Street Journal has revealed that over in the state of Canberra, Australia, Google is already testing out and making deliveries by autonomous drones.
Through an app that users can download, they will be able to select the various food items that they want, and the order will be sent to the restaurant who will then prepare the food, package it, and attach it to the drone who will then fly to the customer. From what we can tell, customers will be able to choose their delivery location, meaning that say you’re in the park, you can just drop a pin on your location and it’ll be able to deliver to you.
This is versus more conventional delivery services which usually require you to have a fixed address like a home or an office. However this system means that regardless of where you are (assuming you’re within service range), you’ll be able to get a drone to deliver you your coffee or food within minutes, and the fact that they are fully autonomous means that no pilots are required to operate them.
However as useful and convenient as drone deliveries are, not everyone is enamoured by them. There are some residents in the area that the drones are being tested on complain about the noise where they are admittedly rather loud, and also issues such as privacy and safety.