Pretty cool news in Iceland, where drones are starting to take over. Well, not in a sort of Terminator kind of way, but more of a delivering staple. Yes, the drones in Iceland have spread their grasp on the country, with new cities opening to their services.
Currently, Icelandic company Aha, an online store, delivers via drone to the capital of Reykjavik. As of this week, plans for even more drones are announced. This means more workers for delivery, and more efficiency in the service.
Iceland Delivery Drones:
The drone service offers door to door delivery. Online shoppers need only to get up from their chairs to their doorstep to get their products. With drone delivery, the time gap between hitting purchase and actually getting the product gets slimmer. Some users report their items getting delivered minutes after ordering it on the store. This proves to be quite the solution to online shopping’s biggest obstacle: its delivery time table.
For most online shoppers, it can be quite a frustrating experience waiting for your parcel. Delays may take place. The seller may have different shipping methods, or the cargo transport itself faced obstacles along the way. Traffic jams, natural phenomenon like storms closing down terminals; lots of things can happen while on the road.
Of course, limitations for these drones can hamper progress. For one, the weight capacity for their deliveries can only peak at 3 kilograms. So you may very well see only small items avail this service in the next few years. Another limitation is distance. Smaller drones have limited battery life, meaning they need stations to relay their route. This also means the range of drones would be limited; with the radius depending on the drone center’s location.
But with that in mind, you can still expect fast food delivery, small tech devices, and even medicine to be in these drones. It’s still just a start, and that is a good thing.
With drones, you get a fast, light, and autonomous transport for your item. Best part? These drone services can only carry one item, meaning you are its one and only priority.
With the great reception received at Iceland’s capital, the rest of Europe may soon follow. Drone delivery may seem like the distant future, but it is closer to the present than you may think.