Is drone delivery dead?

Is drone delivery dead?

Announcements from Amazon and Deutsche Post DHL suggest that airborne drones aren’t part of their future plans. Ian Kerr (Postal Hub Podcast) and Marek Różycki (Last Mile Experts) discuss:
– Was Ian right? Are drones stupid?
– Specialised drone delivery use cases
– The disconnect with the practical realities of airborne drone delivery
– Superfast delivery via drone
– Crowded skies
– Is regulation holding back the development of delivery drones?
– JD using drones in China
– Controlling large fleets of drones
– There are more efficient ways to deliver
– Delivering to islands
– Why drone delivery is an unwelcome distraction from the delivery sector’s real issues
– Reducing emissions and congestion
– The delivery sector’s responsibilities

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3 Comments

  1. Dick Stead on October 1, 2021 at 7:56 am

    My position is the same as it was 4 years ago. A big thumbs up for specialist use of delivery drones. We will continue to see growth in specialist use.

    Ian I think you under-estimate the complexity of agreeing drone flight lanes with CAA and associated authorities. I don’t think it is an excuse I think it is a reality. However, even if this was resolved I don’t think we are likely to see drone delivery of parcels on a widespread scale.

  2. First Last on October 1, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Ian – "not the most intellectual" – summed it up perfectly. Marek understands the industry.

  3. Sayujya Karve on October 1, 2021 at 8:28 am

    Marek, your wisdom speaks through your speech. Ian made a valid point though at the end

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