A recent interview on CNBC with Martha Stewart revealed that the drone technology is quite potent in accomplishing its mission of delivering something in a short radius, at least. So, it took the coffee delivering task at first, which is not that ground-breaking, but it handled it perfectly. Thus, it could save a lot time for people that find it particularly irritating to waste up to half an hour of traffic to get a coffee or lunch, when some electronic courier can get everything to you. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) made big news in announcing its intentions of bringing these ideas to life, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) followed through by revealing its 2-year work’s result.
Their remote-controlled drones promise to deliver products in less than 1 hour. The tiny octocopters from Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) can reach a speed of 40 miles powered by a 10,000-mAh, 22-volt lithium ion polymer battery made up of six or 10 cells. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s tiny electronic planes have only 4 propellers and have a size of 1.5m (4.9ft) x 0.8m (2.6ft) compared to the competitor’s 1.5m (4.9ft) x 0.5m (1.6ft), according to Mashable.
There are different sources that posted information about the flying couriers, however, what seems to be the major difference is the fact that Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) assures a landing with the product, which can weigh up to 5kg (11lbs) while Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s buzzer can take up to 2 kg (4.4lbs). So, while the former intends to extend the practice to cut costs on deliveries, the latter wants to just not waste energy by making a car drive around to get the package in time.
Martha Stewart said that these machineries “are very good for landscaping” so she pilots them on her property because it proves pretty useful to keep them busy flying around. Most probably, in a couple of years there will be landing areas all around our homes for these fellas to gladly help us. Obviously, they will have to get more compact to fit into our lives.
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