28th February 2014
There’s been a lot of talk over the last couple of months about Amazon’s delivery drone concept and how it could revolutionize logistics and online purchasing in particular. But even Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos admits it is up to 5 years from seeing the light of day due to the multitude of regulations and lengthy approval process required to get such an idea off the ground (pun very much intended) in the United States.
Similarly, the government of Dubai announced at the Government Summit earlier this month that they are also testing delivery drones with the intention of using them for delivery of government documents such as ID’s amongst other things. With the city of Dubai presumably able to fast-track the testing process and waive certain regulations in its continued bid to brand itself as an innovation hub, could drone delivery become the norm in Dubai a lot sooner than we thought?