The drones are here

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by dmac1, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking they'll do deliveries from UPS buildings in large metro areas, and that'll be the bulk of it. Too much liability in having drivers launch drones from trucks.
     
  2. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Nonhyphenated American

    Have you not seen the prototype?
     
  3. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    You think liability is lower using drones in populated metro areas as opposed to out in the sticks flying over corn? Might want to think that through again.
     
  4. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking dozens of drivers launching drones greatly increases the chances of doing themselves harm, causing damage to private property, holding them up from doing other deliveries. Meanwhile a trained team can be launching dozens of drones continuously all day long from the company building. Less vehicles, less fuel, less cost.
     
  5. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    No, going on what Amazon demonstrated awhile back.
     
  6. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    The one with a drone on the roof of a package car?
     
  7. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Nonhyphenated American

     
  8. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Looks like they have put a lot more development into it than Amazon. I wonder with the trucks how long until they break even with costs?
     
  9. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Notice in the drone video the weather is perfect. Rainstorms, high winds, heavy snow and ice will make that all a real challenge in the real world.
     
  10. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    The stops per hour for a drone would be really funny.
     
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  11. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Then we’ll see which drone gets the first OLCC. :laugh:
     
  12. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Nonhyphenated American

    Concept is for the drone AND the driver to make simultaneous deliveries, with the drone reacquiring the truck wherever the driver is, reload, recharge, and repeat.

    Assuming the drone makes it back to the truck.

    And yes, @Cactus, the weather is always perfect, just like the leisurely belt speed in the FedEx videos.

    Welcome to @59 Dano's reality.
     
  13. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Express might be using these after awhile but don't expect to see Ground using them because they're much closer to the day when they're hooking towmotors on the back of contractor owned vehicles much in the same way building material companies do.
     
  14. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Sounds like the organic drones UPS already uses.

    They are called helpers.
     
  15. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS



    Then you would be thinking wrong
     
  16. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    We've clarified that already.
     
  17. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Driver was written up today for using the drone to pick him up and fly him above a nude beach on his lunch break .
     
  18. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Nonhyphenated American

    Do you plan to contest it?
     
  19. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Company says it's a misuse of company equipment but they don't have a leg to stand up since it's not addressed in the contract .
     
  20. 59 Dano

    59 Dano I just want to make friends!

    I said earlier in the thread that people were overthinking this, and they continue to do so.

    Drone deliveries can be useful (read: cost effective) in some scenarios. They will be used in those scenarios. LOL @ the derpy LOOK I DUN THUNK UP A SITCHY-ASHUN WHUR THAY DONT WERK WHY DUZ THEY THANK THAY CAN DO THIS crap.