Why Drone Delivery Has Failed To Deliver On Its Promises
In 2013, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos surprised friends and foes with the announcement that Amazon would be using drones to deliver packages to customers. FedEx, UPS and DHL later followed with plans for parcel delivery drones. But in 2022, drone delivery is still not commonplace. What went wrong? That is the subject of the short documentary The failure of drone delivery.
Too many ifs and buts
“Drone delivery would be the future. What went wrong?” That is the question that YouTuber Sam Denby tries to answer in the short documentary. How is it possible that drones are still not fully used to deliver packages, while there is more than ever online shopping and the traffic on the roads is increasing all the time?
Denby mentions in the documentary a number of reasons why drone delivery has not yet broken through. For example, the presence of no-fly zones around airports near cities represents a major challenge for drone operators. It is not impossible, but the legislation for…