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looks good on paper

Reality is another story...

*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Saw this last night on 60 Minutes

Wow. Don't think I live close to an Amazon distribution center but those that do it will be neat to see this in a few years. Just hope they get the technology figured out so if someone is standing in the coordinated spot it won't land on their head.

Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)


I love Amazon, one of the premier corporations in the USA.

Can you imagine the drone landing on your kids head or running into the rope your kids strung between the house and a tree? Or your dog seeing it land and chasing it down like a squirrel. I saw the TV episode on this the other night and I am sure they are looking at all the pitfalls. A tremendous amount of obstacles to overcome.


It's all a load of crapola

*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Not secure.

What happen in Mid flight? If failed and crash. Lost shipment.

Val - Nuvi 785t and Streetpilot C340


I know people who would shoot at them like skeet shooting.

Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2021.20 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

I'm waiting for mind readers

I'm holding out for when they will be able to read your mind and deliver it as soon as you think, boy I'd like a pizza, a coffee, or that latest iPad snet from Amazon. Scary stuff.


From the "just as likely" department, Waterstones on Oxford Street (a fantastic UK book store) have announced delivery by Owl:

"We're excited to announce the Ornithological Waterstones Landing Service, a brand new way to receive your favourite books."

Nuvi 2460, 680, DATUM Tymserve 2100, Trimble Thunderbolt, Ham radio, Macintosh, Linux, Windows

And then.....

NUVI40 Kingsport TN

Drones delivering packages

Drones delivering packages... kinda like the drivers FedEx and UPS use today.
Ha Ha

The Early Days

You gotta understand... Igor Sikorsky imagined the general population would all own personal helicopters. Advertisements promoting personal helicopter ownership by the masses showed a guy landing at the local grocery store to pickup some incidentals, like bread, then take off and go home. Like that was ever going to happen.

When you are dead, you don’t know that you are dead. It is only difficult for the others. It is the same when you are stupid.

From the good ole boys!

Skeet shooting with instant prizes! smile

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Stranger things

Have happened

"You can't get there from here"

Problems Galore...

I see more problems redface than solutions exclaim


I'm not really lost.... just temporarily misplaced!

fuel cost

aside from all the other issues brought up here, I think fuel cost of this technique makes it very unlikely.

personal GPS user since 1992

other applications

I wonder if that will work for pizza deliveries?

I drive, therefore I am happy. Rodeo, wildlife and nature photography

Don't think it will happen in my life time

Maybe it works for subdivision area and that a big maybe.

If someone could bring down a US drone...

Taking down one of these babies could be as easy as jamming the airwaves with Lightsquared 4G towers! grin

Striving to make the NYC Metro area project the best.

It is definitely thinking

It is definitely thinking outside the box. But there is a long way to go before that technology is a reality ( redundancy/safety issues). Don't see it happening for at least a decade or longer if ever.

Crowded airspace

They also have to avoid collisions with police drones.

Steve - 2 Nuvi 3597

Helipads required...

Above ground level helipads could be required of customers in order to be eligible for such delivery service. Most accidents would be avoided with this kind of separation from human activity at ground level.

Ted - Garmin Nuvi 1450 LM

never going to happen

thurst461 wrote:

Above ground level helipads could be required ....

Wouldn't fenced-in ground level helipads work just as well and be far less expensive (maybe even safer since packages would not blow off and no one would fall trying to get to them)? Don't worry about it though, this is never really going to happen.


And we haven't even touched on the issue of geocoding yet. As we all know, the geocoded addresses are not at all precise and end at the street, not at your front door. How are they going to get from a "in the general area" coordinate to your front step? Some sort of street view? Had to really laugh at the video showing the drone dropping the package 20 feet from the front door. Yeah, that will go over big. grin

Only in the large cities.

Amazon says New York and Los Angeles as a beginning. I can see the drone now, taking the elevator up to the 15th floor apartment...

Tuckahoe Mike - Nuvi 3490LMT, Nuvi 260W, iPhone X, Mazda MX-5 Nav


Tuckahoemike wrote:

Amazon says New York and Los Angeles as a beginning. I can see the drone now, taking the elevator up to the 15th floor apartment...

It will put the package on the balcony you don't have.

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rodeophoto wrote:

I wonder if that will work for pizza deliveries?