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Torben

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Amazon Drone Towers
« on: July 07, 2017, 12:07:52 PM »
Amazon has applied to patent a drone tower: http://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-has-applied-to-patent-a-beehive-like-drone-tower-2017-6?r=UK&IR=T&IR=T

Is there any talk about drone traffic congestion in the US?

I'm easily impressed by new tech and I'll be in line to try drone delivery if it ever comes to Denmark. But when you need drone towers to service the drones there is bound to be a lot of drone traffic in the area and I was just wondering if that issue has been raised in the US media?

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Re: Amazon Drone Towers
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2017, 12:54:39 PM »
>drone traffic congestion in the US?

Sorta, but most of the chatter is about flying in controlled airspace. But, imo, it's going to be a problem at the consumer-delivery level in urban areas. Think of a large apartment complex ..the pizza & chinese food delivery drones will become warring factions fighting over the heliodroniopad landing area.

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Re: Amazon Drone Towers
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2017, 12:56:34 PM »

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Re: Amazon Drone Towers
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2017, 05:56:06 PM »
the pizza & chinese food delivery drones will become warring factions fighting over the heliodroniopad landing area.

There has to be a massive opportunity area here.

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Re: Amazon Drone Towers
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2017, 09:11:59 PM »
the pizza & chinese food delivery drones will become warring factions fighting over the heliodroniopad landing area.

There has to be a massive opportunity area here.

I'm off to the sporting clays course to brush up my skillz, so I can bag some free pizzas and Chinese food. Heh.

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Re: Amazon Drone Towers
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2017, 10:22:22 PM »
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3DRobotics announced the world’s first all-in-one Smart Drone called Solo. Smart drones with built-in safeguards and compliance tech, smart accurate sensors, and self-monitoring are the next big revolution in drone technology that would provide new opportunities in transport, military, logistics, and commercial sectors.
http://www.businessinsider.com/drone-technology-uses-2017-7

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Re: Amazon Drone Towers
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2017, 12:25:19 PM »
I would think there will need to be new container products that need to be developed that can withstand dropping the pizza to the ground.

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Re: Amazon Drone Towers
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2017, 03:49:10 PM »
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so I can bag some free pizzas and Chinese food.

So, how hard would it be to intercept a drone mid-delivery to hijack pizzas?

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Re: Amazon Drone Towers
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2017, 08:16:45 PM »
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so I can bag some free pizzas and Chinese food.

So, how hard would it be to intercept a drone mid-delivery to hijack pizzas?

No problem, but it would be a little like eating wild duck. You'd have to be careful not to break a tooth on the birdshot ;-)

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Re: Amazon Drone Towers
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2017, 07:15:06 PM »
Amazon, Domino's and the future drone delivery market

http://www.businessinsider.com/delivery-drones-market-service-2017-7

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Re: Amazon Drone Towers
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2018, 04:12:40 PM »
Your online shopping habit is making city traffic worse

https://qz.com/1202463/your-online-shopping-habit-is-making-city-traffic-worse/

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Re: Amazon Drone Towers
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2018, 11:44:27 PM »
Shouldn't that be offset by me not driving to the store?

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Re: Amazon Drone Towers
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2018, 12:07:33 AM »
If I'm going to make a physical shopping run, I tend to buy as much as possible with the least number of store visits.  When I buy online, even if all via done on Amazon, I do just the opposite and split items into individual orders for tracking purposes --and it tends to be strung out over the day (about 7 orders today).  I'd guess that the number of vehicle trips is at least twice as much. And that's not taking into account the vast number of items I'm able to find online that I wouldn't even bother to look for locally.