Drone Deliveries Will Land In The UK Soon

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) carries a parcel in Bonn, Germany, 09 December 2013. Deutsche Post DHL has for the first time tested parcel deliveries with a drone. Photo by: Oliver Berg/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images
An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) carries a parcel in Bonn, Germany, 09 December 2013. Deutsche Post DHL has for the first time tested parcel deliveries with a drone. Photo by: Oliver Berg/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

In the very near future, those who shop online could look forward to having their order with them in less than an hour. The best part is that the time that you order shouldn’t make a difference, as your order will be dropped off by drone, meaning there won’t be traffic to account for.

The general public is subject to plenty of regulations when it comes to drone ownership and usage, as we’ve explored in the past, so just imagine how much red tape stands in the way of businesses.

But a breakthrough has just been made. A major retailer has gotten the approval to test out its drone delivery system. Under the agreement, they will be allowed test sensors that let drones avoid obstacles, conduct trial flights where one person will be in charge of multiple drones, and explore drone flights that extend beyond a pilot’s line of sight in both rural and suburban settings.

Of course, there are some limitations to remember if you hope to place an order to be delivered by drone. You’ll need to live within a certain radius of a depot and there will be a weight restriction on deliveries.

Drone deliveries may soon arrive in the UK, but one person already used a drone for delivery in Ireland. A kind hearted prankster dropped some fruit over to his sister, putting his drone to good use.

You can shop the full range of drones online at Harvey Norman.

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