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Delivery Drones | DHL steals UPS thunder

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***************** If you would like to support Drone & Sundry for free and browse the internet without being tracked by ads and data trackers, download and use Brave browser: ***************** Another day another #deliverydrone.This time, real world point to point deliveries in European weather. Last week UPS announced a partnership with Zipline to trial medical delivery flights in Rwanda. DHL are already out there doing it with their Parcelcopter tilt-rotor VTOL system. DHL Parcel has successfully concluded a three-month test of its third Parcelcopter generation. The trial run, part of a larger research and innovation project, was conducted between January and March 2016 in the Bavarian community of Reit im Winkl. It represents the first time worldwide that a parcel service provider has directly integrated a parcelcopter logistically into its delivery chain. Private customers in Reit im Winkl and up on the Winklmoosalm plateau were invited to test out the specially developed Packstations, dubbed the Parcelcopter Skyport. During the three month trial period, they could simply insert their shipments into the Skyport to initiate automated shipment and delivery per Parcelcopter. A total of 130 autonomous loading and offloading cycles were ultimately performed. As part of the trial, the technically upgraded vehicle was able to deal with heavier loads, longer distances and delivery to an alpine region notable for its geographical and meteorological challenges. The first task was to master the rapidly changing weather conditions and severe temperature fluctuation in the test area. With that achieved, the DHL Parcelcopter then performed a series of flawless flights. Each round trip from valley to plateau at roughly 1,200 meters above sea level covered eight kilometers of flight. The drone’s cargo was typically either sporting goods or urgently needed medicines and it arrived at the Alm station within just eight minutes of take-off. The same trip by car takes more than 30 minutes during winter. Original article: Background footage: Stay informed and learn how to earn in the Business of Drones. Don't miss out on any of our latest videos, subscribe Other places you can find us: #sUASNews #DHL
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Gordo (7 months ago)
Sorry but they should've went with the generic airplane shape for a UAV, drones use a lot more power
Marvin's TV (1 year ago)
Glad to see a better design than that quadcopter crap
STEPHEN SHARMA (1 year ago)
might be good for target practice ...
Paul Adams (1 year ago)
Pizza 🖖👏👏👏👏👏👏👏🖖
SAJID M (1 year ago)
whats wrong with his voice?
Charles Wang (1 year ago)
Tiltwings for the win!
DJ Henson (1 year ago)
Guess what country has the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey, The United States of America you European bastards!
Tyler Long (1 year ago)
Wow.....what the fuck are you people smoking....unmanned propeller driven drones hauling junk through the air over populated areas?!?!? I pray I am the first victim of one of these falling from the sky because of the many malfunctions they suffer from and landing on me.......millions in damages and lawsuits out the ying yang. This is so impractical it's like dreaming you're a Jetson. It's a novelty, an occupation of the idle minded who cannot find real work. The Japanese showed the impracticality of drones years ago and they became the new kites in the sky. These things are toys. Once you get past a certain size/weight/distance ratio you might as well get a bloody helicopter or use ground transportation. There is no way the public is going to allow this to happen and any smart government will never allow this to be flown over natural and forested areas out west, especially after the fire season they've just had. Can you imagine the outcry of one of these crashing and the batteries bursting open and starting the fire season off with a bang. Nice try but let's move on......perhaps we can get that pesky Star Trek transporter you ordered last year working.....LOL!!!!!
Gordo (7 months ago)
Sue them millions? Your fat ass probably can't even leave your house let alone walk
Logan Allen (1 year ago)
Keep your stupid ass DHL in Europe no one gives a shit about it and America
Smitty65721 (2 years ago)
DHL wishes it was UPS. lol UPS 401 Billion in assets.
joe (2 years ago)
So, Alfred Hitchcock works for DHL now?
Steve Williams (2 years ago)
Heh, the same Europe that is being overrun by Islamist "refugees" that are violently raping the shit out of your women and commandeering large portions of your community as no-go zones for Europeans. This niche premium delivery technology is cool, but it is not life-changing for the whole of society.
Ahmed S. (1 year ago)
Steve Williams “based on the opinions of lots of Europeans” More like based on comments you read on YouTube.
Steve Williams (2 years ago)
My comment is based on the opinions of lots of Europeans. Many are of the opinion that Europe is in a death spiral.
Hazo Evo (2 years ago)
Steve Williams you have no idea about reality in europe
Scientist Albert Einstein (2 years ago)
Really? a flying thing with rotors? in what year do you live? In my world we use anti gravity levitation and teleportation delivery. But then again, all of our resources are used for the improvement of our civilization and we don't have wars over who has a better god. Shame on you silly humans, I will report "No intelligent life on earth" to my supervisors. Don't expect another visit from us.
Ahmed S. (1 year ago)
Scientist Albert Einstein Cringe
Raz Taz (2 years ago)
Actually that looks like a tilt-wing not a tilt-rotor.
Jeffrey D (2 years ago)
DHL's founder died and his nearly one billion dollar fortune went to four hookers that he knocked up in some poor tax haven shithole island. Look it up. Interesting story.
shane tillery (2 years ago)
I did what a sick fucker
Frank Koehler (2 years ago)
check status of my package and address
Frank Koehler (2 years ago)
want to check the address and time of my delivery coming to me
Pa RC Hobby Videos (2 years ago)
OUTSTANDING DHL. This is years ahead of the attempt that UPS has shown. The tilt-wing over the quad copter design is a much more flight efficient setup by far, longer distance, more stable, better flight control and i'm sure that the guidance software is years ahead also. Great work DHL. See you all in the air. Wayne
UTubeGlennAR (7 months ago)
>^..^< Not that am for quad flying vehicles. But the tilt rotor is Much Much More sensative to needing the payload to be in the proper location and securly fasended in this exact location. Other wise, the air craft can not fly, drone of full size.........
Fancy Man (2 years ago)
whoa whoa whoa Europe you need to chill about being better then US the US has the most powerful military in the world
Jimmy .L (1 year ago)
@Logan Allen you're retarded not your retarded. You uneducated muppet!
Jimmy .L (1 year ago)
Nobody said anything about better military. If you are anything to go by, your military must be made of retards.
Logan Allen (1 year ago)
Mika8513 your retarted Everybody knows the US has the best military in the world
Mika8513 (2 years ago)
in your dreams. and tell me, what benefit does that give you? None, right? so...
Drunken Hamster (2 years ago)
And the most freedom, the most opportunity, people applaud you when you succeed rather than wanting you to always fail all of the time, etc.
Stephen Kramer (2 years ago)
Do you really want these things flying around your neighborhood? There's a reason why kids fly RC airplanes in open fields.
Steve Williams (2 years ago)
You will still see trucks in your neighborhood. This is a premium delivery service for impatient people with lots of money.
nolsmtm (2 years ago)
Stephen Kramer I'd far rather have these things flying round my neighborhood than have delivery trucks constantly blocking my road and doing u turns.
JustWasted3HoursHere (2 years ago)
Except for deliveries in very remote locations, I don't think the parcel delivery drone system is really very practical, and is fraught with potential abuse, tampering and illegal activity. I wish all of them the best of luck, though. JW3HH
dale carpenter (2 years ago)
and you aholes still mispronounce vowels
dale carpenter (2 years ago)
Europe has been around a lot longer than America. so I wouldn't be trying to brag. besides everything America tries to be first in America is first in .besides the only thing holding America back is a bunch of European commie ass holes in American government.
Speedy2246 (2 years ago)
Cool video! I'm just now getting into drones/quads, I also subscribed fell free to check out my channel and subscribe if you'd like thanks.
Robert Cornelius (2 years ago)
Can you buy dirty-bombs on Amazon? Buy Prime and have them delivered in two days.
Michele Badziong (2 years ago)
German mail delivery with the drone over long distances. Italian Poste on TV with fucking advertising
Michele Badziong (2 years ago)
Poste tedesche consegnano con il drone a lunghe distanze. Poste italiane in TV con pubblicità del cazzo
6KillaBC (2 years ago)
Love the look of these tilt-rotor delivery drones, but would they be reliable with only 2 motors instead of using say a hexa/octocopter drone? Drones will be everywhere in the future, they will reach people in hard to reach areas, delivering medical supplies, etc the list goes on so i can see these being used everywhere, great video thanks : )
miodice3 (2 years ago)
are the pauses in audio edited out? it sounds like a run on sentence lol.
Nolan (2 years ago)
Why does Europe always brag about being better than the US?
fusionmechanic1 (8 months ago)
We not talking mitary here. Yes u.s has best mitary drone but we talking deliveries so that dont count. For commercial and civil aspects drone technology is over regulated. But not so in europe. And things will get tougher for u.s in drone tech cause they want to make it even more harder with more rules than just part 107
Nolan (1 year ago)
Oh wait, I just remembered Europe is getting cucked by Muslims, and "multiculturalism".
Jimmy .L (1 year ago)
@Nolan our spelling is though.
David Leach (1 year ago)
Europe benefits enormously from the U.S if only for the protection we provide. When you don’t have to maintain a military you can spend money on tech research. President Trump is going to level the playing field though. 😉
iali00 (1 year ago)
Nolan they have an inferiority Complex with the US.
Manuel brañas arias (2 years ago)
es muy interesante para los sitios de difícil acceso y para urgencias .
1978Prime (2 years ago)
i think these delivery drones will have practical limit for a couple of reasons. firstly, if many companies get drones, than airspace will become an issue in cities and secondly delivering freight by drones could easily end up being an expensive and inefficient way of distributing large amounts of freight. It would only work for super urgent deliveries that people are prepared to pay extra for and would only be quicker overall if done on a small scale, otherwise they would need an incredible number of drones to keep up with demand.
Marvin's TV (1 year ago)
I think an automated bicycle would probably work better and more efficiently
1978Prime (2 years ago)
@Anonymous It might be suitable for some things, like super urgent deliveries at a premium price, some courier services do that sort of thing or pizza delivery as you pointed out. I feel sorry for those students that need a pizza delivery job to make ends meet.
Anonymous (2 years ago)
@1978Prime Yeah ,but it can still be used to deliver lighter payloads like a domino's pizza, a tablet or even a laptop. And THAT is generally the idea. I don't think they ever plan on delivering furniture via drones LOL.
1978Prime (2 years ago)
@Anonymous What i mean by drones being inefficient overall is imagine if you had one large pallet of mixed deliveries and all that was for one area. A van could take the whole lot and get it done relativity quickly if all the deliveries were close together. A Rigid truck can carry anything up to 14 pallets and would therefore always have the advantage over droves for bulk deliveries. For a drone to do the same work with a limited load capacity,it would either have to make multiply trips and take longer or takes dozens of them to do the job in the same time. A small drone with a limited capacity might be cheaper,but as soon as you up size the thing. you got an expensive helicopter.
Anonymous (2 years ago)
You do realise that drones are relatively much cheaper? Your only valid point, in my opinion is about the airspace getting clogged. But when it comes to economics.... drones would be many times cheaper(and likely to get even cheaper with advancements in solar and energy-efficiency) than traditional delivery, hence are likely the future of deliveries.
seaplaneguy (2 years ago)
If you want the right solution write me. This is nonsense.
insanity54 (2 years ago)
what is the right solution?
Dev Rifter (2 years ago)
what about people shooting these things for fun or to steal stuff?
Dev Rifter (2 years ago)
@Tank 62 well, if there is enought assholes in the end there might be none;)
Tank 62 (2 years ago)
Dev Rifter If you look any where in the world you will always have asshols, they were here before you born and will be here when you are gone.
Spencer Boaz (2 years ago)
As the law stands it is a felony punishable by up to 2 to 10 years they are FAA registered aircraft from 1/2 pound up to 55 pounds . They can take their chances if their that stupid . And some are .
insanity54 (2 years ago)
Again I have to bring up my point on cost effectiveness. I don't think the drone and the loot would sell enough for there to be enough incentive for a drone hunter to shoot it down. In other words, the profit from shooting down a drone would not be worth the cost of shooting down a drone. Drone delivery is supposed to make deliveries cheaper because there are no humans involved that require a paycheck. It's the same cargo that UPS would be carrying, but it's in a small aircraft. What does a drone carry that will be worth stealing? How would you know what's in the drone you are going to shoot down? How will you know where and when to find the tiny drone? How will you get in range of the drone fast enough to shoot it down? How will you get around the illegal part of destruction of private property? How will you re-use the drone or sell it's parts? The control software is likely proprietary and locked down with DRM. The other parts are generic and/or hobby compatible but individually there's nothing cutting edge or expensive. How will you hide yourself from the drone's built in GPS, cameras or other sensors which are probably sending red alerts to the home base now that it has been shot down? Do you think drone delivery should not be a thing because there will be drone hunters? Drone delivery is happening, drone hunter risk or not. There is risk in everything ever developed. If drone hunters become such a problem as to disrupt drone deliveries, a solution will be developed.
Dev Rifter (2 years ago)
in shops you have cameras,guards, and the human presents makes shopliffting a bit risky. Shooting down a dron from some random location, way before destination point seems less risky. People would specialize in shooting down drones and stealing stuff. Some would even buy drone guns to put the dron down safly, without destroying carried package. drones would have to fly at min 200m hight to be somewhat safe and they would have to have ground confirmation to land
Dasdfjkl (3 years ago)
America is way beyond the delivery system in this video. This video might be old and they have also upgraded their system.
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Aero FPV (3 years ago)
Whom is the maker of the parcel copter? Such a great model to have on display. Thank you.
Aero FPV (3 years ago)
@Enzo Canuzzi Great info Enzo. Thanks a a lot man.
Enzo Canuzzi (3 years ago)
The tilting wing copter was an improved version of an earlier project of the RWTH.
Enzo Canuzzi (3 years ago)
The DHL is in cooperation with the University RWTH Aachen for the copter program:
Aero FPV (3 years ago)
I think so as well. Wish I was able to have one hanging from my collection of airplanes.
Austin Kelly (3 years ago)
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farmerboy777 (3 years ago)
DHL is operated by UPS so yea
Spagg Trait (2 years ago)
DHL, is originally an American company. The German Post owns 75% of it's international business, and a small percentage of the DHL airways company. But it's certainly not under UPS control, it's the competition, along with fed ex.
TheMentalist (3 years ago)
DHL is a german company by Deutsche Post. It can't be operated by UPS
farmerboy777 (3 years ago)
UPS operates it look it up
TheMentalist (3 years ago)
No? It is operated by Deutsche Post
Ari Takalo (3 years ago)
Interesting to see that DHL are apparently dead serious about this. All the other project have been somewhat "oh we did this one time special delivery in front of cameras with a parcel zip tied to the bottom of a standard drone." or "we have partnership with drone company X" meaning they get drones for cheap for testing, regardless how practical said manufacturers drones are for the use case. Automatic loading and unloading with modular cargo bay. Moving to tilt rotor with added complexity, but obvious efficiency gains. Actually thinking about how to base these vehicles on the ground with the sky port including things like weather protection with the landing bay. If one thinks about it sometime, it of course becomes obvious the copter needs protected hangar for the time it isn't flying and is recharging and it better be automatic. Being automatic is the whole point of drones, so any unnecessary human involved is lost efficiency and you might as well keep doing what you were doing before. Don't know if it was due to necessity of location they involved that protective covering system, but that is a huge thing to realize you have to have and to make practical. Shows serious levels of the level of actually practicality and practical seriousness they are thinking. Some may say testing in remote alps is not hard for drones, because it is not urban and congested airspace. However surviving harsh elements is just as important in longer term as is figuring out how to navigate urban environment. Parcel drone is of no use to a real delivery company, if the drones can do deliveries only on sunny calm days. So apparently DHL decided they figure out the environmental survival once and for all and chose possible the harshest environment available. Once this is done they can move to urban navigation with confidence of come rain or shine or storm their drones will work. Additionally DHL now has an optimal solution for remote mountain villages, pretty much wrapped up and ready to go. As it happens remote villages are also on the delivery schedule of DHL service all around the Alps. So this in itself is already fully serious, practical and business meaningful commercial ready design.So now DHL can save in deliveries by just having to bring their packet truck to the end of the good road in the valley bottom usually, load packets to skyport, drive away and let the drone handle the last mile valley drive problem on it's own time. As said in such places few kilometers can take long times due to the harsh climbs and difficult roads. This seems dead dead serious, like DHL actually intents to use that skyport in commercial use later on levels of serious effort. You don't build that stuff of the shelf. It must have took serious effort to figure out the loading procedure and machining. Something I haven't seen on any other effort. Good for them DHL. They are actually taking this seriously, instead of thinking this as "come in next decade" or gimmick. edit: typos typos typos
Chuckles (3 years ago)
I love RC, but a 22 minute savings? In the U.S. major hospitals already get 3 drug shipments per day. This small time savings is a Rube Goldberg. Sounds like another Concord project. Very, very expensive for very little benefit. How much did the ground station cost on both ends? Taxpayer funded?
Robert Nicholls (3 years ago)
Actually that's a good idea. Partner with existing infrastructure, work out a commission to buy in. Many local warehouses, all that you listed and storage facilities around. All these can become pick up centers. Add automotive drones to deliver to the last mile or two.
Costa Apostolou (3 years ago)
+Chuckles you are crazy if you think they will NEVER allow drones for shipping to regular consumers. Add a parachute, use a octacopter for motor failure redundancy and build is fail safe redundancy and it will pass. Canada is already wanting to allow amazon to start home drone delivery first in Canada, they have been testing for years. Here is a tip, you don't live in a democracy, if these huge corporations want delivery drones then they will pour millions/billions of $ into political campaigns to get the laws changed, aka legal bribery, aka not a real democracy.
Costa Apostolou (3 years ago)
+Chuckles you are crazy if you think they will NEVER allow drones for shipping to regular consumers. Add a parachute, use a octacopter for motor failure redundancy and build is fail safe redundancy and it will pass. Canada is already wanting to allow amazon to start home drone delivery first in Canada, they have been testing for years. Here is a tip, you don't live in a democracy, if these huge corporations want delivery drones then they will pour millions/billions of $ into political campaigns to get the laws changed, aka legal bribery, aka not a real democracy.
Chuckles (3 years ago)
It will never be used for home delivery in the U.S. Can you say LIABILITY?. Pharmacies, grocery stores and convenience stores are near everyone. I expect protected landing pads there. Major medical centers in large cities could use drone delivery of organs for transplant. Safe motorcycles will provide donor organs for dangerous drones;)