The Washington Post explains the plan by Amazon to achieve 30 minute deliveries using drones. The proposed plan would have specific areas in the sky dedicated to local and express traffic, isolated from regular air traffic.
Kimchi also laid out his thinking on how autonomous drones could safely fly in the same locations as helicopters. Helicopters are much more problematic than planes for drones because of low-altitude flying.
“The helicopter can talk to air traffic control, which can then maybe draw a little rectangle around where they’re flying and then say, ‘Hey this is a new no-fly zone; all drones please get away.’ Because the system is all real time, this will be sent to all drones as an alert,” Kimchi said. “Even if the pilot doesn’t do anything they still have sense-and-avoid. They’ll see the pilot from a long time away and still disperse.”
The above image is credited to Amazon.
|Online Classes to Make Professors Extinct|
|Predictions for 2112: Ocean Farming, Telepathy, Immortality|
|AI Will Create a Class of Eternally Useless Human Beings|
|Google's Sergey Brin: "Greatest treat to Internet's freedom is from walled gardens, Facebook and government control."|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|The Pirate Supply Store|
|“A dystopian vision of the future is already happening in China.”|
|“When Life Gives You Lemons.”|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|Flying into Pape station. #ttc|
|“The world’s first hydrogen-powered train.”|
|“Google isn’t liable because it is nothing and nowhere and endless.”|
|“Rejuvenation is Finally an Industry.”|
|“The first-ever driverless mass transit test program.”|
|Why, Typewriters Are Alive and Well, Thank you|