Google Drones Might Deliver Packages Through Help of Receptacle Buddies

Google Drones Might Deliver Packages Through Help of Receptacle Buddies
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Amazon isn't the only tech giant working on a revolutionary distribution system

Ido Lechner, Home Editor
  • 9 february 2016

After abandoning its initial endeavors due to shaky payloads and hover failures in tricky weather, Google’s new patent details a “delivery receptacle” — basically a box on wheels — that coordinates with a drone to avoid keeping packages suspended in the air for longer than they need to. While the long-term dream obviously omits products from ever staying at ground level pre-delivery, the tech giant posits that this solution will tremendously quicken delivery speeds while preventing instances of ‘crash and burn’ UAVs until the technology has fully matured.

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