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    December 9, 2013

    DHL also shows off its delivery drone

    Well, what do you know? It seems that almost every delivery company was already testing drone deliveries. Not to be outdone by Amazon or UPS in the United States, the European giant DHL has also revealed the testing it is doing on automated package delivery for packages weighing up to 6.6 pounds.

    A company spokesman told the Associated Press that this was part of preliminary research and that the company is exploring how drones could be used to deliver urgent packages to areas which are difficult to access with traditional transport.

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    Last week we saw the concepts from both PrimeAir by Amazon and UPS’s efforts, and we are also hearing of reports that FedEx are doing the same. The problem is that all these drones are at the moment illegal to fly around in the USA, and there are many hurdles to overcome. However, it is becoming more and more evident that if you want to compete in logistics and delivery, drones and unmanned robots have to be part of the conversation about where things are headed.

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    Source: MyFoxNY

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    • Charl Norman

      They must’ve been so pissed when Amazon beat them to the announcement.