Who will be the first to deliver by drone
Switzerland is successfully completing its first aerial network drone landing. The company, Matternet hopes to deliver not only coffee and donuts but also lab samples like blood tests among other things. Although they claim to be the first to invent and pilot a drone, there are a few more launches of this new futuristic toy to cause traffic in the sky.
Amazon has patented a delivery drone as well. Their drone is designed to deliver orders. Saving time, gas and manpower, drones will not only bring your goods to you; they will gather data. All the information about your home’s exterior and interior will be sent back to computers at Amazon. A list of suggestions will tell what you need in and around your home. Everyone needs someone to tell them what they need, don’t you think?
Still, the drone launched from Reykjavik, Iceland files the same claim to have the first drone delivery service. Produced by Flytrex, this company claims consumers using AHA, Iceland’s’ online market hopes to raise their sales overseas. This delivery service will automatically speed up delivery.
Drones will increase speed of delivery
In the past, drones have caused a great deal of anxiety. There have been reports of people who have spotted drones in their residential areas and reported the invasion of privacy. This isn’t a new idea. However, using the drones as a delivery service could take the edge off the spying that could potentially take place.
Even though the idea of having coffee and donuts or even groceries delivered sounds carefree, is it worthwhile to have your privacy invaded without your permission? Who knows who will be looking at the surveillance camera found in the drone? Do you need someone to tell you what to buy from an online catalog when you don’t feel you need anything? Consumer rights will then be a question.
It’s not just about the privacy; it’s also about the right to choose for yourself what you want or need. Amazon, AHA, and others want you to spend your money on their goods and services. How much extra does the drone delivery cost?
Still, in the early stages for each of these companies, the drone delivery system is young at best. Therefore, the kinks need to be adjusted, as does the traffic that will take to the sky. How much pollution will it contribute to? Many new unanswered questions are going along with this technology. Most of them crossing the line of the residential and private property.
Moreover, while many companies are competing to be the first launched, the same concerns remain.