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Davedgreat2000
Davedgreat2000  
12/9/2013 9:19:44 AM
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Re: Air Argos
Toby, I know that NASA and other Federal Agencies were/are working on the highway in the sky to solve many Air Traffic Control Problems, because of the large number of Aircraft in the sky on any given day.

I think it could work using GPS and a set Altitude.

Right now this service is oging to be very limited due to range and locations of the warehouses. So probably only limited to those that live within 30 minutes of the warehouse. I'm really not sure that it will be a big money maker for them in the short run.

Toby
Toby  
12/9/2013 7:20:21 AM
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Re: Air Argos
@Dave: I was thinking about this again when someone mentioned Air Traffic control the other day. I was thinkiing that a GPS enabled drone could be linked to an air traffic system that automatically managed the airspace in 3 dimensions and allocated slots for takeoff, flight and landing based on precise coordinates it provided to the drone to follow so it would not cross paths with another drone or hit anything. Thousands and thousands of the little buzzers could be in flight at any one time all over the city picking up and dropping off like a sort of great mechanized mosquito cloud. But then imagine what would happen if a storm blows in....

Hazel
Hazel  
12/9/2013 7:09:51 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Air Argos
You're right, Toby. The potential is huge. Suffice to say nothing good ever comes without any problems or obstacles, but I'm sure solutions can be found for this in due time.

Hazel
Hazel  
12/9/2013 7:09:23 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Argos
Interesting. I look forward to dropping by soon.. It sounds like great service!

Davedgreat2000
Davedgreat2000  
12/3/2013 3:15:50 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Air Argos
@Toby, I agree with you on that. We'll see what happens in the near future with the Drones and Amazon flying them around cities everywhere.

Toby
Toby  
12/3/2013 12:40:11 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Air Argos
I would say that there are many ways the idea has challenges but the potential is huge so lets handle the issues and realize the enormous opportunties. We always do.

Davedgreat2000
Davedgreat2000  
12/3/2013 9:21:10 AM
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Re: Air Argos
Toby,

 

Drones are great dont get me wrong. But I think delivering packages is fine, but what happens when one crashes into a car, kid or adult or even a pet or your home while out delivering your package...do we have to get drone insurance now for our homes? Does major medical cover injury from drone?

What happens when you get so many of them in the skys that they bump into each other and crash? or they fly into a helicopter or small airplane?

Delivering medical supplies to remote areas that are in need is one thing, and its great, but to fly over well populated areas by what kinds of pilots, are they licensed and insured?

Well we will see what the future of Drones holds for Amazon and other companies.

Toby
Toby  
12/3/2013 5:46:55 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Argos
Oddly I had never used Argos until a few months ago when I went looking for an unusual type of floor fan. I walked into a small one on the high street and found one in the catalog and walked out 2 minutes later with it in a bag. Now that is great service. I asked the guy at the counter when the whole thing could be online and he said soon :)

Toby
Toby  
12/3/2013 5:44:38 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Air Argos
I must say that the Drone delivery service is the coolest thing I have seen in years. Imagine what it means to all those people with little or no regular postal or parcel service access. People on boats in marinas, people on remote islands or people on farms up in the mountains. The possibilties are huge....now think what UNICEF could use them for when it comes to delivering medicine to remote areas. Brilliant.

richheap
richheap  
12/2/2013 5:33:37 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Air Argos
@Davedgreat2000: If you're not in when they try to deliver, they will hunt you down. That's drones for you.

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