Deliver (Medical Supplies)
Would you want drones to be delivering your online shopping? Or should UAVs be restricted to delivering urgent medical supplies such as defibrillators or organs for transplant? Using drones could result in quicker delivery time and reduce congestion and associated pollution, but a large increase in drone traffic would come with its own environmental drawbacks. Delivery could be along fixed routes (A to B), from regional hubs to any location (A-X / X-A) or between any two locations (X-X). Looking further into the future, drones could even be used to deliver human cargo. In the UK Amazon recently trialled its Air Prime drone delivery service in Cambridge but so far use of drones for transport logistics has been limited.
February 7, 2018