When will drone delivery take off?

Drones could become an integral part of future supply chains and smart city infrastructure, writes Megan Lampinen

Imagine a goods delivery service that was immune to road traffic congestion and the constraints of asphalt, flying as the crow flies along the most direct route between any two locations. In theory, drones offer numerous benefits over traditional delivery services in the areas of cost, convenience and accessibility. If the admittedly considerable obstacles to widespread deployment are overcome, they could rewrite the rulebook for uban logistics.

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