Giant delivery drones are coming, but at what cost?

Giant delivery drones are coming, but at what cost?

Companies like Google, Amazon, and UPS are planning to fill the skies with autonomous cargo-carrying drones. These new cargo drones are a fast and eco-friendly alternative to traditional package delivery that could save you time and money. But, before this trend can take off customers have to be comfortable with giant drones flying over their neighborhoods.

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50 Comments

  1. ASAD mehmood on June 27, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    Best for cargo import and export company and courier company and
    Fast technology than a sea cargo ship for fast cargo from one country to another country destination
    Make big Cargo drone just like cargo ship

  2. The Verge on June 27, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    How would you feel about cargo drones flying through your neighborhood?

  3. Brandon on June 27, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    So excited for cargo drones tbh. Hopefully it’ll free up traffic a little.

  4. MyLife on June 27, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    Most likely, even the clever brains (of whatever nationality including Americans) working on innovative projects like these use metric internally. Why are you using imperial?

  5. William David Wallace on June 27, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    On long distance, high altitude cargo drones how does ATC work? Many drones may well not use an airport but traffic control is still likely to be a big issue. One does not want these drones coming down on people.

  6. Ateisme on June 27, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    Did the study, factor in new electric trucks vs drones?

  7. dave oneil on June 27, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    It would suit me just fine but if i get the chance to rob the cargo i will

  8. Raji Fredrick on June 27, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    As long as they have their own runway stations not to direct customer per say, as well as solar panels

  9. Engineer Ahmed on June 27, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    THE BIIGEST PUBLIC CONCERN IS ENTIRE TRANSPORT INDUSTRY JOB CLOSURE
    already Amazon & ebay has closed malls
    Ans : WE GOT TO ACCEPT HUMANS R MEANT TO ENJOY LIFE NOT TO DO JOBS ..machines r meant to do jobs….The companies must be taxed JOB CUT TAX equal to half employee salary per 1 employee productivity & be paid to people as 1000$ free money

  10. Stefan Pioli on June 27, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    Technology replacing Humans means technology destroying humans.

  11. Mike Woodman on June 27, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    Drones certainly are the future, but it’s easy to predict some of the negative consequences. Just a matter of time before some of them fall out of the sky onto someone’s head; or accidentally crashes into a building; or prematurely drops it payload into someone’s swimming pool; or is captured by people running around with nets; or is hijacked by evil-doers and commanded to crash into some target or other; or interferes with commercial jet traffic; or… or… or… So I don’t doubt that drones are here to stay, and in increasing numbers, but I’m darned if I can see how they are going to make the system safe and foolproof.

  12. ASAD mehmood on June 27, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    Giant Cargo drone can fly fast on sea air fast than a cargo ship

  13. Sock Dolager on June 27, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    "as ridiculous as it sounds the idea of flying cars is gaining serious traction…"
    -uh…

  14. bucketrobbert on June 27, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    can it ring the bell and say thank you have a good day

  15. beeter on June 27, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    Everything.

  16. Stambo on June 27, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    This is the real reason hobbyists are being regulated out of the sky in so many countries.

  17. Jim Johnson on June 27, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    Does nobody ever consider how polluting rare earths are, furthermore how polluting China is who monopolizes rare earths through the state/military..

  18. Hillary Malima on June 27, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    I need to know more about Cargo Drones, range and payloads

  19. Yohan on June 27, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    why not just modify existing planes to be drones then move on to these drones

  20. Sock Dolager on June 27, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    "Less environmental cost than 1 item delivery by car" – except trucks take out HUNDREDS of packages and then drop them off on a route. And for tractor trailers its THOUSANDS of packages between distribution centers. These drones take ONE package at a time.

    For remote areas they make sense. For non remote, not so much, plus a sky filled with autonomous and RC drones being managed by stoned Zoomers? what could possibly go wrong?

  21. Stephen B on June 27, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    Why can’t we develop the cargo planes we have to be drones?

  22. rubydog 25 on June 27, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    People who watch this because they like the verge
    vs
    People who watch this because they fly freestyle drones

  23. Andrew Micallef on June 27, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    Comment analysis:

    5%: Topic-relevant concerns and discussions
    47%: IMPERIAL UNITS?! BRING IN THE SI! WE’RE NOT BARBARIANS OR LIVING IN THE 7TH CENTURY!!
    47%: IMPERIAL TOOK US TO THE MOON, WHAT EXCUSE DO YOU HAVE?!

    <1%: Comment analysis and trace elements

  24. Chris B on June 27, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Its not cost effective; There is no way google and or any other company is going to pump money into something unless it is going to make money. Remember Economics Brah The FFA will not going to clear anything of that nature. Also you have to think of people that will shoot them down if they enter someones property line.

  25. Fritz Studios on June 27, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Keep dreaming champ

  26. Sir. Bork on June 27, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    At what cost?
    Are freedom

  27. caro baez on June 27, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    alo excelente video deseo que permanezcan haciendo este contenido… Voy a seguir mirando sus creaciones. Les mando un saludo nos vemos pronto πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½

  28. GyanPrakash on June 27, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Kilometres and Kilograms doesn’t exist anymore.

  29. 556 2nd on June 27, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Cool a whole new crime network can be made ….. Taken down delivery drones. Truth

  30. Mainer on June 27, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Drones are noisy! I have a Phantom4 that I don’t fly anymore because it really distresses the wildlife in my area.

  31. Patrick Jingco on June 27, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Thanos snapped his fingers, but at what cost?

  32. Viper on June 27, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Ngl never ever ever say boing 7, 77 ever again, simply say Boeing triple 7

  33. Niko Priest on June 27, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    How about a plane that can fly with cargo in it… call it a Cargo Plane! It’ll do wonders

  34. Ambient Cotton on June 27, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    Dey took er jerbs!!

  35. Austin Bartose on June 27, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    They aren’t cleaner, and they are definitely not economical

  36. Mr Corndog on June 27, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Our jobs

  37. 1 wordhere 1wordthere on June 27, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    Great commercial

  38. RoyYaBoi on June 27, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    So what if I shoot one

  39. D.W. on June 27, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    Better for the environment than the current system? Who says that? You need at least 20 drones that that do the job of a delivery truck in the same time. And the drones take at minimum four times the amount of energy per kilo.

  40. Sportsquirrel on June 27, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    54% disapprove of drones, power lines, interstate roadway systems, electricity, indoor plumbing. Drones are the future. Might as well get used to it.

  41. ASAD mehmood on June 27, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    πŸ€²πŸ€“

  42. csakamatsu on June 27, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Okay. There is another concern: birds and animals could attack drones, as birds hitting planes. Maritime traffic disturbing whales, dolphins … These are the future source of regulatory traffic.

  43. ZitWitty000 on June 27, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    Car seat lowers ftom the sky

  44. American556 on June 27, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    Why don’t they just remote pilot 747’s?

  45. Ivan Vozjakov on June 27, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    How many pounds of explosives can you put there? Hm?

    Hope it will be prohibited to use them anywhere close to the cities.

  46. weerobot on June 27, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    Not so good if one Lands on your House…lol

  47. eddy current on June 27, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    im going to steal one out of the sky and harvest its parts

  48. Kaleb Armor on June 27, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    They did it

  49. Arcgateway on June 27, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    When first cars were introduced there was a person walking in front of a car with a bell because of some regulations. Same situation here.

  50. TK42DAN on June 27, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    When an article’s title includes the words, "…but at what cost," but doesn’t address the impact on jobs and the economy, I have to wonder. πŸ™‚

    Also, every one of your videos should be in imperial and metric, and no fewer than 10 languages, including sign language and Klingon.

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