Deutche Post DHL's Parcelcopter Delivers Medicines

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Fri, Sep 26th, 2014 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to the Wall Street Journal, Deutche Post DHL AG has started a month-long feasibility project where it will be using drones for delivery, from Germany's shore to the small island of Juist. Pending weather, the drone is expected to autonomously fly a preprogrammed course without any human intervention.

DHL's plans follow those of Amazon.com Inc. and Google Inc., which have each tested their own delivery drones. Those U.S. Internet companies have said the routine deployment of the devices is years away—in part because of regulatory challenges—but DHL is hoping to demonstrate that the technology is ready for some real-world applications.

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