Delivery Drones Bring Drinks And Balls To Golfers In Japan
An ecommerce giant in Japan is testing out drones on golfers
Rakuten, known to many as Japan’s Amazon, is considering using drones to deliver products to customers. Not unlike Amazon’s Prime Air program, which PSFK has reported on in 2013, Rakuten plans to fly its drones over Japan hoping to bring faster delivery to its clients Japanese paper NHK reports.
However, instead of the secretive testing Amazon is doing, Rakuten will already be giving the public a taste of the tech—as long as they golf in the Chiba Prefecture Onjuku-machi.
Golf is the perfect sport for drones. The venue is often a wide, yet not too wide, stretch of field without tall obstruction. Demand is expected to be just for drinks or spare golfballs, easy stuff to carry for a drone.