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SEATTLE — Amazon has submitted a patent for using tall structures like lamp posts and church steeples as docking and recharging stations for its delivery drones. The patent is for a series of multi-use unmanned aerial vehicle docking stations. The system outlined in the patent would enable Amazon to recharge and house its drones remotely in between deliveries at the stations. The company would also be able to provide maintenance and navigational guidance to lost drones. THe stations could also double as delivery hubs, where drones can drop off packages to be picked up by its receiving Amazon Prime user or another drone for further delivery. Amazon wants to allow drones to perch atop existing tall structures, such as lamp posts, cell towers, power poles and buildings. The patent is still pending. The company looks to develop a system of UAV drones that would deliver packages within 30 minutes or less. ----------------------------------------­--------------------- Welcome to TomoNews, where we animate the most entertaining news on the internets. Come here for an animated look at viral headlines, US news, celebrity gossip, salacious scandals, dumb criminals and much more! Subscribe now for daily news animations that will knock your socks off. Visit our official website for all the latest, uncensored videos: http://us.tomonews.com Check out our Android app: http://bit.ly/1rddhCj Check out our iOS app: http://bit.ly/1gO3z1f Get top stories delivered to your inbox everyday: http://bit.ly/tomo-newsletter Stay connected with us here: Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TomoNewsUS Twitter @tomonewsus http://www.twitter.com/TomoNewsUS Google+ http://plus.google.com/+TomoNewsUS/ Instagram @tomonewsus http://instagram.com/tomonewsus -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Crying dog breaks the internet’s heart — but this sad dog story has a happy ending" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4prKTN9bYQc -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Leah Forbes (4 months ago)
Wow!!!
moorendbristol777 (1 year ago)
Drones - No way! Dear Sir There is NO WAY that Amazon are ever going to use drones to deliver books or anything else. This is just a publicity stunt. The whole concept is unworkable. Will each drone have it's own 'pilot'? (Very economical) - they certainly won't be controlled by a computer. How will they deliver the books? Just leave them on the ground outside your house - they certainly won't be able to put them through the letter box. How will they avoid overhead phone/electricity lines, what happens when they pass through areas of 'no signal'? Batteries run out? Attacked or stolen? Don't Amazon deliver 1000s of books a day - 1000s of drones, I don't think so! I cannot understand why the media persists on running this story - it is just free publicity for Amazon and is complete twaddle. Garth O'Donnell, Bristol Books, Bristol.
RacerPlayer (1 year ago)
Why is this video funny
Bork Lensar,Mayor of Suplex City,Kekistan (1 year ago)
funny,4 WAYS TO TAKE DOWN ILLEGAL DRONES is the next vid on autoplay
Crunchy_Pants (1 year ago)
please, fucking rednecks will hunt those things down and salvage the stations for party immediately. i give this shit one week tops.
DuskCW (1 year ago)
Your voice DRONES on
Christian Young (1 year ago)
The announcer sounds like he's doing a imitation or mocking the idea.
mazombieme (1 year ago)
Take a shot everytime when he says Drone
Motherlover (1 year ago)
People will be sniping these drones down and taking the packages.
Devin coble (1 year ago)
There is one big problem about this.... If it loses GPS like my drone that has GPS when it loses GPS it will be taken by very small gusts of wind
Stewie Griffin (1 year ago)
stealing the drones selling it for profit
Lois Griffin (2 months ago)
Stewie Griffin aww my baby is so smart
Spikef22 (1 year ago)
Drone is such a silly term can't we call them quads or quadcopters like what they are its suck a silly media term
Spikef22 (1 year ago)
Hope they use balance chargers
EXTRA THICC (1 year ago)
Use wireless charger instead, not all drone land perfectly (͡° ͜ʖ ͡°), its time to aim boys
EXTRA THICC (1 year ago)
Use wireless charger instead, not all drone land perfectly (͡° ͜ʖ ͡°), its time to aim boys
scott sileo (1 year ago)
They should carry bandages, in case the propellors inadvertently rip up any faces. 0_0
Dom Trussardi (1 year ago)
Ya, nah that's cool. I don't want thousands of these dangerous things flying through my city nonstop and then sleeping like a fucking bird on the lamp ouside my window. Sounds like a fucking nightmare.
neyfry alburquerque (1 year ago)
Wtf
Maximus Flame (1 year ago)
Throw rocks at the drones when theyre charging and take the free gifts
DawntreaderUK (1 month ago)
+Ender Bud Oh yeh I'm sure this system will never fail. IDIOT
Ender Bud (11 months ago)
U cant idiots they are made out of steel and the package is locked the box is made out of steel and can only be opened once it reaches its destination u guys are idiots read the amazon thing for real
JynxGaming (1 year ago)
Best idea ever
Bluewolves24YT (1 year ago)
I'm going to do that. >=D
Fatedmist (1 year ago)
I bet they will put a tracking system in the drone just in case it gets shot down or stolen
HIDDENRAINN (1 year ago)
Cool
You Make Me Laugh (1 year ago)
I don't know about this, what about in bad neighborhoods¿ 😮
john lim (1 year ago)
This is just a flashy idea to attract people to amazon. Great marketing scheme.
smackitonthearse (1 year ago)
that's what we need on a quiet morning those thing buzzing around stupid fucking idea get rid of them
Nick Foster (1 year ago)
The drones would be stolen
Jessica Ortega (1 year ago)
futuuuuuure
Ken M (1 year ago)
Be ready for a lot of power outages and lost packages lol
Ken M (1 year ago)
+Devin coble Power outages due to them hitting power lines. Don't be silly.
Devin coble (1 year ago)
Actually it takes very little energy to charge a drone
craftmaster312 (1 year ago)
That's awesome!
GAMERBOY (1 year ago)
Lol lets grab a ladder and get up their free drone and package such a dum Idea
Devin coble (1 year ago)
+Mr.ducky the one I had at the time was a lot smaller than these drone but they still dropped it
Lui (1 year ago)
+Devin coble damn you just cut someones hand?
Devin coble (1 year ago)
Dude all that has to happen is they turn on the blades trust me I have a drone and someone tried to steal it
TheVikas (1 year ago)
RIP discounts
BJI82a (1 year ago)
Cool and when they are recharging they can double as extra cameras to catch speeders and help with amber alerts now I don't have to wait to get my new books
Jesse Boggan (1 year ago)
so does dat mean amazon is goin to own random light poles or rent them from electric companys?
Frederic Karlo (1 year ago)
We're not even allowed to fly them anywhere with people out. How is Amazon going to use them for delivery? The FAA set the rules back in December 2015 and the fines for breaking them are no joke. Not even worth owning one in the city. Some have already faced fines in the multi million dollar range.
thecrazymadbull (1 year ago)
damn thats some Futurama shit right there
Some Porkified Smokified Ribs (1 year ago)
the future is now
Charmain LaReau (1 year ago)
useful to the CIA
Wobotnik (1 year ago)
NSA and The goverment*
Shino (1 year ago)
Lol UAV
Swaggygirl 369 (1 year ago)
40th comment
Tired AF (1 year ago)
More workers out of job, sky filled with noisy flying machines. Megacorps make a killing.
Geek Kinda (1 year ago)
How do I know if I got my delivery ??
theylied1776 (1 year ago)
This is the dumbest fucking idea that I've ever heard! These things will be navigated by GPS, so they will be inaccurate and there are people that will knock these things out of the air because they will be low flying. This will turn out to be as bad of an idea as Webvan.
theylied1776 (1 year ago)
+Lucifer Deathdig That's the sad thing, I'm really not all that smart. But you still got outsmarted by someone like me?
Lucifer Deathdig (1 year ago)
+theylied1776 Yeah and you are a smart dick? Is that right you faggot?
theylied1776 (1 year ago)
+Lucifer Deathdig Apparently you didn't know. But don't feel bad there are plenty of idiots like you out there.
Lucifer Deathdig (1 year ago)
+theylied1776 Think I don't know faggot? You feel you are smart you just made a fool over yourself!
theylied1776 (1 year ago)
+Lucifer Deathdig The Air Force, or the U.S. military doesn't use civilian satellites they have their own dedicated satellites. And Military global positioning satellites are accurate within meters not feet like American civilian positioning satellites. So military satellites are very accurate when compared to civilian sats.Maybe you should have looked this up before you made such a dumb ass comment? Come on, you made this way too easy for me to make you look like a fool?
Chips Dips (1 year ago)
Early
TitanIsBack (1 year ago)
Target practice for me as it flies over my yard. Free packages and free drone parts... win/win for me.
J o n a t h a n (11 months ago)
That's why you never going to have it in the US, It's being tested in the UK. People who live in the UK are more refined like a fine wine we don't blow things up and shoot at things out of the sky. Bunch of low intelligent American in dread idiots.
TitanIsBack (1 year ago)
+BSC4PE Low flying toys vs things 5,000 feet in the air... they also don't fly over my yard, so no.
BSC4PE (1 year ago)
Do you shoot every airplane and chopper that flies over your yard as well?
TitanIsBack (1 year ago)
+CrazeInTheHead "you was worth it" I don't even need to come up with something corny to laugh at that.
Auzzie Adventures (1 year ago)
What is someone shoots it down, does the person get a refund? And will the drones go to Australia?
Geek Kinda (1 year ago)
Ikr I better get my refund
Kanade 17 (1 year ago)
This is actually really cool! :D
SPY _BOI (1 year ago)
no its not its dumb
InspectorS7 (1 year ago)
I hope this goes through
I AM WILD WOLF - (1 year ago)
Good but still bad because the can steal you package buy shooting the drone down and the take the package
W. Dearth (9 months ago)
But that would be illegal.
Malakye Zepher (10 months ago)
actually you're tampering with someone else's mail, which is a felony offense. If caught, your ass is grass.
InspectorS7 (1 year ago)
+Mr Feltcher You would be in prison cause those cost like 3000 to make.
InspectorS7 (1 year ago)
+Geno344 So there is less danger with the drone.
5824 balderrama (1 year ago)
+Mr Feltcher they will because some people can hear the shot of a gun
Gta5rocksjelly 09 (1 year ago)
COD in real life
Pizza Lover 101 (1 year ago)
hey love amzor
Me Myself (1 year ago)
You better believe if that thing misses a charging station, everyone is going to get it.
Simplicate (1 year ago)
The future is looking sweet. What a time to be alive.
SPY _BOI (1 year ago)
+Benjamin Balderrama or Hellary
5824 balderrama (1 year ago)
+do derpSPLAT when Trump wins
SPY _BOI (1 year ago)
future is fucked
Troye Sivan (1 year ago)
I hope you guys have a lovely day
Fhantom God (1 year ago)
U too
Kawaii Hitler (1 year ago)
First to say you guys are fucken idiots
Molly The Bunny (1 year ago)
lololol #hitlersucksnation
Kawaii Hitler (1 year ago)
+Therese Winbladh I am immortal
Molly The Bunny (1 year ago)
+Adolf Hitler Hitler you should be dead 😐
Sips of Hell (1 year ago)
THE HOLOCAUST WAS A BURNT OFFERING TO CYBELE !!!
Kawaii Hitler (1 year ago)
Acknowledged
Christopher Bourke (1 year ago)
3rd
Spikef22 (1 year ago)
And your queer
Christopher Bourke (1 year ago)
i dont care im 3rd
Fhantom God (1 year ago)
doesn't count
beast mode gamer 13 (1 year ago)
this is cool
Jessica Mason (1 year ago)
the first
Fhantom God (1 year ago)
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