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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
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moorendbristol777 (7 months 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 (7 months ago)
Why is this video funny
Taydolf Cartler (7 months ago)
funny,4 WAYS TO TAKE DOWN ILLEGAL DRONES is the next vid on autoplay
Jiggle Diggle (7 months ago)
please, fucking rednecks will hunt those things down and salvage the stations for party immediately. i give this shit one week tops.
Joe Porter (8 months ago)
Your voice DRONES on
Christian Young (8 months ago)
The announcer sounds like he's doing a imitation or mocking the idea.
mazombieme (8 months ago)
Take a shot everytime when he says Drone
MasterDabs (8 months ago)
People will be sniping these drones down and taking the packages.
Devin coble (8 months 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 (8 months ago)
stealing the drones selling it for profit
Spikef22 (8 months 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 (8 months ago)
Hope they use balance chargers
Johnny Shot (8 months ago)
Use wireless charger instead, not all drone land perfectly (͡° ͜ʖ ͡°), its time to aim boys
Johnny Shot (8 months ago)
Use wireless charger instead, not all drone land perfectly (͡° ͜ʖ ͡°), its time to aim boys
scott sileo (8 months ago)
They should carry bandages, in case the propellors inadvertently rip up any faces. 0_0
Dom Trussardi (8 months 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 (8 months ago)
Wtf
Maximus Flame (8 months ago)
Throw rocks at the drones when theyre charging and take the free gifts
Ender Bud (7 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 (7 months ago)
Best idea ever
Bluewolves24YT (7 months ago)
I'm going to do that. >=D
Fatedmist (8 months ago)
I bet they will put a tracking system in the drone just in case it gets shot down or stolen
HIDDENRAINN (8 months ago)
Cool
jaquatta becoats (8 months ago)
I don't know about this, what about in bad neighborhoods¿ 😮
john lim (8 months ago)
This is just a flashy idea to attract people to amazon. Great marketing scheme.
smackitonthearse (8 months ago)
that's what we need on a quiet morning those thing buzzing around stupid fucking idea get rid of them
Nick Foster (8 months ago)
The drones would be stolen
Johnathan Ortega (8 months ago)
futuuuuuure
Ken M (8 months ago)
Be ready for a lot of power outages and lost packages lol
Ken M (8 months ago)
+Devin coble Power outages due to them hitting power lines. Don't be silly.
Devin coble (8 months ago)
Actually it takes very little energy to charge a drone
craftmaster312 (8 months ago)
That's awesome!
GAMERBOY (8 months ago)
Lol lets grab a ladder and get up their free drone and package such a dum Idea
Devin coble (8 months ago)
+Mr.ducky the one I had at the time was a lot smaller than these drone but they still dropped it
Lui (8 months ago)
+Devin coble damn you just cut someones hand?
Devin coble (8 months 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 (8 months ago)
RIP discounts
BJI82a (8 months 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 (8 months ago)
so does dat mean amazon is goin to own random light poles or rent them from electric companys?
Frederic Karlo (8 months 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 (8 months ago)
damn thats some Futurama shit right there
Uvuvwevwevwe Onyetenyevwe Ugwemubwem Ossas (8 months ago)
the future is now
Charmain LaReau (8 months ago)
useful to the CIA
SuperJuordy (7 months ago)
NSA and The goverment*
The EndingKing (8 months ago)
Lol UAV
Swaggygirl 369 (8 months ago)
40th comment
NumberOne or Die Trying (8 months ago)
More workers out of job, sky filled with noisy flying machines. Megacorps make a killing.
Geek Kinda (8 months ago)
How do I know if I got my delivery ??
theylied1776 (8 months 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 (8 months 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 (8 months ago)
+theylied1776 Yeah and you are a smart dick? Is that right you faggot?
theylied1776 (8 months ago)
+Lucifer Deathdig Apparently you didn't know. But don't feel bad there are plenty of idiots like you out there.
Lucifer Deathdig (8 months ago)
+theylied1776 Think I don't know faggot? You feel you are smart you just made a fool over yourself!
theylied1776 (8 months 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 (8 months ago)
Early
TitanIsBack (8 months 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 (7 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 (7 months ago)
+BSC4PE Low flying toys vs things 5,000 feet in the air... they also don't fly over my yard, so no.
BSC4PE (7 months ago)
Do you shoot every airplane and chopper that flies over your yard as well?
TitanIsBack (7 months ago)
+CrazeInTheHead "you was worth it" I don't even need to come up with something corny to laugh at that.
Patch143 (8 months ago)
What is someone shoots it down, does the person get a refund? And will the drones go to Australia?
Geek Kinda (8 months ago)
Ikr I better get my refund
Kanade 17 (8 months ago)
This is actually really cool! :D
SPY _BOI (8 months ago)
no its not its dumb
InspectorS7 (8 months ago)
I hope this goes through
I AM WILD WOLF - (8 months ago)
Good but still bad because the can steal you package buy shooting the drone down and the take the package
W. Dearth (5 months ago)
But that would be illegal.
Malakye Zepher (6 months ago)
actually you're tampering with someone else's mail, which is a felony offense. If caught, your ass is grass.
InspectorS7 (7 months ago)
+Mr Feltcher You would be in prison cause those cost like 3000 to make.
InspectorS7 (7 months ago)
+Geno344 So there is less danger with the drone.
Benjamin Balderrama (8 months ago)
+Mr Feltcher they will because some people can hear the shot of a gun
Gta5rocksjelly 09 (8 months ago)
COD in real life
Pizza Lover 101 (8 months ago)
hey love amzor
Me Myself (8 months ago)
You better believe if that thing misses a charging station, everyone is going to get it.
Simplicate (8 months ago)
The future is looking sweet. What a time to be alive.
SPY _BOI (8 months ago)
+Benjamin Balderrama or Hellary
Benjamin Balderrama (8 months ago)
+do derpSPLAT when Trump wins
SPY _BOI (8 months ago)
future is fucked
Troye Sivan (8 months ago)
I hope you guys have a lovely day
Fhantom God (8 months ago)
U too
Kawaii Hitler (8 months ago)
First to say you guys are fucken idiots
Molly The Bunny (8 months ago)
lololol #hitlersucksnation
Kawaii Hitler (8 months ago)
+Therese Winbladh I am immortal
Molly The Bunny (8 months ago)
+Adolf Hitler Hitler you should be dead 😐
Sips of Hell (8 months ago)
THE HOLOCAUST WAS A BURNT OFFERING TO CYBELE !!!
Kawaii Hitler (8 months ago)
Acknowledged
Christopher Bourke (8 months ago)
3rd
Spikef22 (8 months ago)
And your queer
Christopher Bourke (8 months ago)
i dont care im 3rd
Fhantom God (8 months ago)
doesn't count
beast mode gamer 13 (8 months ago)
this is cool
Jessica Mason (8 months ago)
the first
Fhantom God (8 months ago)
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