DHL launches first commercial drone ‘parcelcopter’ delivery service
German delivery firm to become the first to use drones to make deliveries, including sending medication to a North Sea island
In December, Amazon announced that it intended to deliver packages to customers using drones. But its Amazon Prime Air initiative, revealed on US current affairs show 60 Minutes, was widely ridiculed for being an over-hyped announcement with little to show for it.
This summer, Google demonstrated its own drone-based delivery service, using a fixed-wing aircraft to deliver packages including chocolate bars, dog treats and cattle vaccines to farmers in the Australian outback.
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