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UPS Residential Delivery via Drone

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UPS announced it has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of a delivery truck. The test was conducted in collaboration with drone-maker Workhorse. Sending drones to make deliveries from package cars could bolster efficiency in our network by reducing miles driven. Video from UPS https://pressroom.ups.com
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She Left Me For Jesus (11 days ago)
To long of time just to deliver 1 package Just drive up drop off and keep moving TO SIT IN TRUCK LOAD PACKAGE THEN GO BACK TO FRONT THEN PROGRAM THE DESTINATION THEN SIT WAIT FOR IT TO COME BACK . NO GOOD what happens when the drone gets a glitch in hard ware or soft ware now driver has to do a trouble shoot . MEAN WHILE TIME IS TICKING . THIS SHIT WILL NOT WORK . your making drivers work more for less pay . plus now have to take a training course on electronic drone classes and software/trouble shoot. BULL SHIT
Clyde Barker (17 days ago)
anyone think this video made it look a whole lot slower and exotic. it made just driving and delivering the package by hand look better, if your not in a hurry. if this was really ups's commercial, then what i saw was, how slow and chill with music it is to recieve a package by drone. if your expecting the delivery. I expect 6 to 8 quad launch platforms and doing a delivery-demo with multiple drones. If your driving a truck to park at strategic launch sites.it doenst make sense why you wouldn't use multiple drones, then show a fast expedited and entertaining way of getting a package. this is unexpected of ups. Tons of drone designs and software programs, for controling multiple drones. wonder how FED-EX does it.
kool hand (17 days ago)
This is the initial stage of the concept, so I fail to see how this will improve their bottom line.
CheezeBurger43 (28 days ago)
Now they just need to program arms onto the drones so they can throw the packages at the people's front doors then it will take the deliverer's job.
LuckyGuu (1 month ago)
Every single drone delivery will 'film' the homeowner, BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING.
DAVID FERNANDEZ (1 month ago)
this concept will work but not in the way shown here. first it would need to be autonomous,second, there is no reason to even drive anywhere, third it would have to be able to do pick ups. etc but it will wok . it will become a regular thing
Trusten Baker (1 month ago)
Stupid!
Pulurobotics Oy Ltd (1 month ago)
Why did she not just drive there?
Ghazanfar Ali (1 month ago)
I'm drone expert how this drone is returned acutely? ?
What the f*ck did you just say? (1 month ago)
Amazon prime is better. this seems pointless
Extra Tork (1 month ago)
stupidly slow and its easy to delivery country side that not much building .
john S (1 month ago)
This will never happen
P.R. Mathews (1 month ago)
the obvious “in your face” PC BS of this video made me hit the kill switch.........
Life on Trehan Creek (1 month ago)
Many, many hills to climb before drone delivery of UPS packages to homes is perfected. Who want's their box dropped off out in the open in the middle of the driveway by the drone so that it can be stolen easily or damaged by rain all day while the home owner is away at work? Will it work for pizza delivery instead? Sure, because there is someone hungry for the pizza waiting to meet the drone. And it will work for urgent medical care drop offs where there are people waiting for the drone to arrive. And it might even work for business package deliver if there is some designated landing spot and an employee tasked to go get the items. Of course, the entire concept only works under conditions favorable to flight which eliminates flying in bad weather. And at present until the law changes, no flying at night in the US. Did I mention no flying over groups of people, cars, sporting events, or anywhere that is off limits to flight for whatever reason? Plus, it didn't look like that driver was keeping the drone in the line of sight at all times. Was she a qualified 107 licensed remote pilot? I doubt it. So many hurdles yet to resolve. It may happen. But not tomorrow.
Dale Kobetich (2 months ago)
they just dont know....2 much 2,4 gig stuff around..interferance wind gps problems....trees wont work just an add gimic
Mister Smith (2 months ago)
I knew there would be dullard assholes wanting to shoot these things down. Dumb idiots.
Owen K (2 months ago)
Maybe in Southern California where it doesn't rain, or snow. But even there the high winds would stop them. No one wants their package left randomly out in the open in the ice, snow or rain.
R.S. Cherry (3 months ago)
How would this be better and keep people from shooting them down?
Joe Piervincenti (3 months ago)
She was smiling as she was driving. She doesn't realize how close she is to becoming unemployed. Why does UPS need her anymore? They don't. I am an enthusiastic supporter of this technology and the advance toward replacing entitled humans with machines. Affirmative action was the biggest destroyer of productivity and now its end is in clear sight. The savings will be astronomical for business and will make life much more affordable for the consumer. Want a good business opportunity? Build benches for the newly unemployed sitting on benchs after they become homeless and crying towls for their tears.
Paul A (29 days ago)
Did unemployment skyrocket after humans learned mechanized farming for large scale farming? No! Humans will always have a place in the workforce. Just how now only a few people work in farming but are employed in services and other industries, same it will be when drones and automation takes over work that can be performed by mechanization/technology. The sky is NOT falling, and take your garbage about affirmative action elsewhere.
Sojourn Soul (2 months ago)
Yeah, the person is in for 'special effects'
LanceCampeau (4 months ago)
What passes for fucking music these days... Jesus.
Robots must take jobs Immediately (1 year ago)
Now we just need a ups that drives it self hope robots take our jobs so we can enjoy life instead of being a slave
She Left Me For Jesus (11 days ago)
WITH NO JOBS
AnantaSesaDas (2 months ago)
Selling body parts and blood/plasma. Until labs can grow those. But then what value do humans have that can't be served by robots? Then again what did nobility have to offer when serfs did everything? Either humans (and maybe primates, mammals, animals) all have rights or just the select humans (etc) who keep the passwords/tools necessary to operate the machines can gain admission to dining/shelter opportunities.
Austin Booth (2 months ago)
How will deliverers make money?
Dan Frederiksen (1 year ago)
way too elaborate and slow. no such crude box van would be involved. it will go alone all the way, fast and no human will be involved.