Amazon to deliver via drones

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by TooTechie, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Anyone watch 60 minutes tonight? My father in law just called and said he saw a demonstration of what Amazon will be doing in 3-5 years on the show. Supposedly showed a drone helicopter delivering a package completely uncontrolled by anyone.

    I didn't see it, but here was a teaser about the show confirming it:
  2. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    I saw it.
    Need FAA approval.
  3. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Would love to see a tiny helicopter deliver inside an office building, apartment building or a 70 pounder...
  4. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Technology needs to get a lot better, what if raining, snowing, wind blowing those things off course, and we all know how accurate GPS is. It showed delivering a package in the middle of the driveway. I see a lot run over packages, especially in winter.

    Only packages delivered by them under 5lbs
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I also watched it. 30 minutes from order placement to delivery within a 10 mile radius of a DC. 3-5 years away.
  6. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Uh can u say stolen package after stolen package.
  7. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    What a collasal waste of money. There's just no way this works. And I'm one that thinks our job won't exist in 30-40 years.
  8. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Amazon needs to make a profit first... Iit has a P.E of 1400 to 1 vrs UPS OF 66 to 1 or FDX OF 27 to 1
  9. Ms.PacMan

    Ms.PacMan Well-Known Member

    I want to see the drone vs. dog! Dog either destroys drone or drone is able to lift dog and
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  10. purplesky

    purplesky Active Member

    Nobody will be delivering packages with a drone in 3 to 5 years.
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    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Sounds like they are getting ideas from Fred Smith. Old Fred is full of these stupid ideas, like zapmail.
  12. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I could see Amazon stock fall on this talk...or maybe that's what some insiders want.
  13. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Never say never.
  14. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    You said it twice.
  15. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    What sound like science fiction today maybe everyday stuff tomorrow.
  16. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    I wouldnt put anything past amazon. Their creative and sucessful at pretty much anything that they do and pretty much have unlimited resources by the look of it.
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  17. Marne Vet

    Marne Vet Well-Known Member

    Amazon Drones also known as Skynet.

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    All you need is a shotgun and good aim.
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  19. Gumby

    Gumby *


    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    Or your own specially equipped RC helicopter.