You may see more drones flying in the skies, but rest assured it’s not the secret agents spying on your home. These drones will be dispatched for deliveries from major companies such as Amazon, Walmart, Google, UPS, FedEx, Uber and DHL.
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Google parent company Alphabet is experimenting with drone delivery as part of its Project Wing initiative, which aims to develop unmanned aerial vehicles that can deliver everything from food to medicine.
Walmart has also been testing drones to deliver groceries and household items in select markets since 2015. Meanwhile, UPS and FedEx have been experimenting with drone delivery since 2016, using drones to deliver to remote areas. Meanwhile, Uber is testing drone deliveries as part of its food delivery service, Uber Eats, in California.
That sounds cool, but you might not be too happy about how noisy your neighborhood is going to be with these drones flying in the sky.
Why do businesses choose to use drones?
The main answer to this, like most things about big business, is money. By delivering packages via drones through delivery drivers, these companies no longer need to pay labor costs. It also potentially speeds up the delivery process, as delivery trucks no longer have to deal with being stuck in traffic or falling behind schedule. But these companies aren’t thinking far enough and don’t realize all the downsides of having hundreds or even thousands of drones in the air at any one time.
What are the drawbacks?
1. Noise factor
Where do you even start? Let’s start with the noise factor. Drones are loud, and flying hundreds of them over your neighborhood at the same time can make the noise unbearable. Even small drones are loud enough for humans to hear, and larger drones, which are likely to be used for commercial aviation, will be even louder, especially if they use rotors to stay in the air. Add to that traffic, construction, lawn mowers, and planes, and you’re almost guaranteed to have a very noisy neighborhood wherever you go.
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`2. Liability issue
Second, this can be a serious liability issue for companies trying to do this. Even the best technology can go wrong, and if a drone happens to crash and land on a real person, a private roof, a car windshield, or a school yard during recess, the company could face massive lawsuits. will be caused.
3. How will my package be delivered?
There is also the question of how exactly these parcels are dropped. Homeowners usually have their packages delivered to their doorstep, but what if you live in an apartment in a crowded city?
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There’s a lot that companies like Amazon and Google need to figure out before they can put these drone plans into action, and I can only hope they’re sorted out before they get caught up in ravenous bugs.
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