With the holiday season approaching, one thing is certain – online shopping will be at an all-time high. While Santa may have had flying reindeers, in today’s modern era drones take to the skies to deliver packages.
Companies such as Amazon would have a busy December receiving, confirming, and shipping all the orders that will come from holiday shopping sprees.
Yes, in fact Santa may soon retire from traveling between chimneys all over the world. He can simply create a drone swarm, each with their own packages to deliver, and send them on their way. A modern take on the classic story – but is it far from reality?
Amazon has begun sending their packages through drones. Smaller companies do the same as well. It is not so much as a large scale however. It is a lot closer to small clusters while they check out and test the drones for errors. Progress happens on a daily basis though, as drones in Ireland can even deliver offshore. Drones can even deliver on moving ships in the middle of the sea.
The Sky is the Limit
The only limit these delivery drones have is their battery. The solution can either be a bigger battery on these drones, or a way to recharge them while they stay on the air. The first solution requires a reassembly of the drones’ anatomy. Adding a bigger battery makes it heavier, which in turn consumes more battery. It is an endless cycle.
Finding a way to recharge them without landing is a much better possibility. Companies are trying to use lasers, solar panels, or even extra drones (that refuel them just like a jet) in order to add battery life. Soon, Santa can simply sit back and watch his drones fly all over the world to deliver presents. Soon, that may be a reality.