April 26, 2015

U.S. Postal Service selects drone as potential new delivery vehicle

Amazon isn't the only U.S. company investigating the use of delivery drones. The Postal Service is, too, and they've just shortlisted this 8-rotor carbon fiber beast as full of potential for future post deliveries. It's called the HorseFly.

Just like in the real world, you'll find these HorseFlies buzzing around a horse — a WorkHorse to be specific, which is what they're calling the vans that serve as mobile bases for these massive drones. It'll serve as a sort of aircraft carrier for the drones as they perform their drop-offs. A HorseFly scans a parcel, uses GPS to determine the shortest flight path to its destination, and then efficiently makes its delivery and returns to the WorkHorse to repeat the process.

Read more... http://mobile.geek.com/latest/256540-us-postal-service-selects-drone-as-potential-new-delivery-vehicle

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