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    Delivery drones could take public transport to extend range

    Drone range was increased by up to 360 per cent in trials of combo AI routing tech.
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    Re: Delivery drones could take public transport to extend range

    *checks date*

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    Re: Delivery drones could take public transport to extend range

    Given humans shouldn't be using public transport at the moment if they can avoid it, this is perfect

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    Re: Delivery drones could take public transport to extend range

    Surely a drone to carry humans would be better though lol
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    Re: Delivery drones could take public transport to extend range

    Another thing they could do is offer those people with decent sized, relatively secure gardens or flat roofs in strategic areas money (or just discounts at Amazon) to lease part of their garden as a drone holding / charging point. You then have a single van taking a load of parcels to a high volume area and the drones can do multiple deliveries on one charge. The delivery vans often barely travel a mile in several hours because they're doing so many deliveries in a single area. I'd quite happily rent out part of my garden as a drone holding area for a few of them. It would probably increase drone efficiency by taking parcels to the suburbs or small villages outlying cities and letting fully charged and ready drones do multiple deliveries in the same time as one drone flight from base to house and back again.

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    Re: Delivery drones could take public transport to extend range

    What do you do with a drone that won't buy a ticket?

    Anyone else amused by the irony of a 21st century drone hopping on the number 22 from Ealing? I think it's delightful.
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    Brings a whole new meaning to being stuck next to a drone on the bus.
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    Re: Delivery drones could take public transport to extend range

    So will drone company compensate package delivery company for decreased mileage when a drone of theirs parasite on their car ?

    And i assume the car have to be stopped for the drone to land / launch, and in America with all those wires dangling from posts along the road, that might be problematic ??

    I see nothing but problems, but i also assume these wizz kids have accounted for things like that.

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    Re: Delivery drones could take public transport to extend range

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post
    What do you do with a drone that won't buy a ticket?

    Anyone else amused by the irony of a 21st century drone hopping on the number 22 from Ealing? I think it's delightful.
    If they hitched a ride on a steam train, I'd be quite satisfied.

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    Re: Delivery drones could take public transport to extend range

    I'd like to see how many people wait their turn behind the drone to see if they can get the last space available on the Jubilee Line train.

    "Unfortunately 86% of our drones have suffered accidental collisions with a copy of Metro"

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    Re: Delivery drones could take public transport to extend range

    Quote Originally Posted by Gentle Viking View Post
    So will drone company compensate package delivery company for decreased mileage when a drone of theirs parasite on their car ?
    Drones with packages are not that heavy. They can't handle really heavy packages. You are talking 15lbs maximum, which will have negligible impact to range considering it'll be on it for maybe 30 seconds or so.

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    Re: Delivery drones could take public transport to extend range

    Public transport where I live (Bournemouth, UK) often runs late or fails to run. Timetabling the flights of these drones to hop-on, hop-off a bus would not run to plan!

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