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DHL to Introduce 'Parcelcopter' Delivery Option

Sep 27, 2014 07:46 AM EDT | By Flynna Sarah Molina
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The famous delivery service from Germany launches its drones for delivery service, which includes sending medicine to North Sea area

Amazon has claimed that it has intention of delivering packages to clients through drones. However, its "Amazon Prime Air" intention, made known in US latest affairs show, was mocked by majority for showing it off too early even when there is too little to showcase.

During summer, Google showed its delivery service using drone, it is an aircraft with fixed wing to send parcels like dog treats, cattle vaccines, chocolate bars to Australian rural areas.

But recently, DHL has beaten the high-tech companies to post, launching its pilot drone delivery option, few months after it released its "parcelcopter" research program last December 2013.

This delivery scheme will make use of an autonomic quadcopter to send small packages to German island, it is a sandbar area few kilometers from North Sea, with residents about 2,000. The parcels will carry medicine and other necessities.

The drone will fly less than 50 meters to keep from the designated air traffic area. It will follow a machine-generated route to a certain landing location in Juist. "A DHL carrier will then deliver the goods to the receiver. For security purposes during the traveling time, DHL Parcel has come up with a specialized cargo container that is light and waterproof," as explained by one of the company's officials.

However, the carrier company has been taking orders for the parcelcopter's flights, which residents can arrange in the pharmacy located in the area. The flights will run whenever their normal delivery schedule could not make it.

"We are using 2.0 parcelcopter, the safest and most dependable flight machine that is perfect for the mission," as the CEO of the Parcel Division announces. "We are excited of this new service that will give extra access for the locals and visitors of the island and very happy of the support that we are getting from the involved partners, agencies and communities involved."

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