The Droning: Aerial Vehicles on the Rise
There is a lot of buzz around technology firms that use drones for delivery services. Some enterprises claim to have initiated the implementation and testing of these services. In most cases, however, this idea is only perceived as a fantasy and cannot be realized soon.
But, since the need is demand is great, drone services in the UK or the US will only grow bigger. Let us see what the actual forecasts for using drones as delivery service are.
Dronlife: Some undergraduates in Spain invent a drone that can move organs from one place to another without distracting the movement. Can you easily believe it? The idea was originally presented as an application for the competition. In the same time, the UAE hosted the “Drones for Good” contest and offered $1 million for a project that would improve life. One of the prosperous finalists was Dronlife, an unmanned aerial car to be used to transport laboratory materials and organs. It was created by four young ladies who were scholars of the Spanish School of Industrial Design.
Dronlife did not triumph in the competition, but it did attract investors, including David Meana, president of the Spain, Business School, who, along with some of his colleagues, founded the company to sell the product. Another partner, Blanco Ricardo, helps to improve the technology. It is presently in the final stages of development and is financed by a private company in India. He plans to start flying trials in India.
Zipline Inc: It was recently announced that the Rwandan government has agreed with an American company to provide infrastructure for unmanned medical drones across the country. By agreement, Zipline Inc. will build three unmanned drone ports in the state.
Not only can drones improve health, but they also play an active and increasingly vital role in adversity relief. Regardless of a flood or an earthquake, drones may be utilized to transport medicine and food to the affected regions. UAVs are lighter than helicopters and aeroplanes and can, therefore, move quickly to and from the affected zones. You can also assess the situation.
Not only for natural disasters but also drones can be useful in man-made disasters like wars. Given the present political scenario in the world, it is clear that conflicts will continue and therefore the need for drones for humanitarian aid will be inevitable.
Hindrances for Drone Usage
Regulations: The main problem that can affect the use of the drone for delivery is regulation. FAA has not developed a comprehensive guide to laws and regulations for unmanned aerial vehicles and delivery services.
Weight: Apparently, drones cannot carry many packages. Prime Air Amazon weighs around 55 pounds and Google’s unmanned aerial vehicles are only 19 pounds. So they carry less weight than theirs. A solution to this is being sought. If this service is to work, it should be able to carry any type of package.
UAVs should not fly more than 400 meters. In a city with high towers or a wooded area with tall trees, UAVs cannot function effectively.
Therefore, using UAVs for delivery services is a good idea. The idea of having drones that deliver the whole lot in 30 minutes and use airspace like cars on the road is exciting. Though, much remains to be done to put drone services in the UK into practice. Several factors have to be considered and malfunctions have to be eliminated one after the other. This is only possible if all shareholders work as a team.