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Europe’s largest parcel service, DHL, shows off a test flight of its delivery drone

10
Dec
2013

A small unmanned aerial vehicle flew a 6.6 pound package of medicine across a river today as part of a test by the German delivery giant DHL into the use of drones. A company spokesman told the Associated Press that this was part of preliminary research and that the company is exploring how drones could be used to deliver urgent packages to areas which are difficult to access with traditional transport. This follows the news from last week that Amazon is working a delivery service, dubbed Prime Air, which CEO Jeff Bezos says could be used to help customers get their purchases in half and hour or less. The Verge also broke the news that UPS has been researching the potential of delivery drones, and FedEx founder Fred Smith has made his interest in this technology public for several years.

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