“Drone deliveries will not replace regular (mail) service, but it is going to be part of the future.”
Delivery drones and postal deliveries go hand in hand, just take a look at DHL’s Parcelcopter or Singpost’s mail delivery concept and you get an inkling of the huge potential.
Last Thursday, Ireland’s postal service (An Post) flew a delivery drone, nicknamed “Postman Padraig”, to complete Ireland’s first ever autonomous parcel delivery from mainland to island.
The DJI based drone flew 5,561 meters (~3.5 miles) in 11 minutes and 20 seconds over water to deliver a small trinket to a customer on Clare Island (please see flight path below).
Not much else is known at the moment except An Post is considering more plans to incorporate drones to complement its service in rural areas.
More info >>> https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/an-post-delivers-parcel-by-drone-to-island-off-mayo-1.3556747
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