Giant delivery drones are coming, but at what cost?

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The Verge
The Verge - Před 4 měsíci
How would you feel about cargo drones flying through your neighborhood?
Ari Martua
Ari Martua - Před 14 dny
I'll so envy
Dan Jakubik
Dan Jakubik - Před 2 měsíci
Ok, only after they are regulated and proven safe, reliable and quiet.
JJ Groves
JJ Groves - Před 3 měsíci
I think it would be the coolest thing for any kid to pop these out of the sky. Most adults in the free world would turn a blind eye.
G F - Před 3 měsíci
Technology replacing Humans means technology destroying humans.
Raji Fredrick
Raji Fredrick - Před 3 měsíci
As long as they have their own runway stations not to direct customer per say, as well as solar panels
GS_01-03 - Před 3 měsíci
So excited for cargo drones tbh. Hopefully it’ll free up traffic a little.
Иван Возяков
Иван Возяков - Před 3 měsíci
How many pounds of explosives can you put there? Hm?
Hope it will be prohibited to use them anywhere close to the cities.
Mr Corndog
Mr Corndog - Před 3 měsíci
Our jobs
DADDY FROAKLIN - Před 3 měsíci
At what cost?
Are freedom
1 wordhere 1wordthere
1 wordhere 1wordthere - Před 3 měsíci
Great commercial
American556 - Před 3 měsíci
Why don’t they just remote pilot 747’s?
MyLife - Před 3 měsíci
Most likely, even the clever brains (of whatever nationality including Americans) working on innovative projects like these use metric internally. Why are you using imperial?
Ambient Cotton
Ambient Cotton - Před 3 měsíci
Dey took er jerbs!!
Arcgateway - Před 3 měsíci
When first cars were introduced there was a person walking in front of a car with a bell because of some regulations. Same situation here.
Ateisme - Před 3 měsíci
Did the study, factor in new electric trucks vs drones?
Fritz Studios
Fritz Studios - Před 4 měsíci
Keep dreaming champ
eddy current
eddy current - Před 4 měsíci
im going to steal one out of the sky and harvest its parts
556 2nd
556 2nd - Před 4 měsíci
Cool a whole new crime network can be made ..... Taken down delivery drones. Truth
William David Wallace
William David Wallace - Před 4 měsíci
On long distance, high altitude cargo drones how does ATC work? Many drones may well not use an airport but traffic control is still likely to be a big issue. One does not want these drones coming down on people.
Engineer Ahmed
Engineer Ahmed - Před 4 měsíci
already Amazon & ebay has closed malls
Ans : WE GOT TO ACCEPT HUMANS R MEANT TO ENJOY LIFE NOT TO DO JOBS ..machines r meant to do jobs....The companies must be taxed JOB CUT TAX equal to half employee salary per 1 employee productivity & be paid to people as 1000$ free money
B u d d y
B u d d y - Před 4 měsíci
RoyYaBoi - Před 4 měsíci
So what if I shoot one
csakamatsu - Před 4 měsíci
Okay. There is another concern: birds and animals could attack drones, as birds hitting planes. Maritime traffic disturbing whales, dolphins ... These are the future source of regulatory traffic.
Mike Woodman
Mike Woodman - Před 4 měsíci
Drones certainly are the future, but it's easy to predict some of the negative consequences. Just a matter of time before some of them fall out of the sky onto someone's head; or accidentally crashes into a building; or prematurely drops it payload into someone's swimming pool; or is captured by people running around with nets; or is hijacked by evil-doers and commanded to crash into some target or other; or interferes with commercial jet traffic; or... or... or... So I don't doubt that drones are here to stay, and in increasing numbers, but I'm darned if I can see how they are going to make the system safe and foolproof.
Chris B
Chris B - Před 4 měsíci
Its not cost effective; There is no way google and or any other company is going to pump money into something unless it is going to make money. Remember Economics Brah The FFA will not going to clear anything of that nature. Also you have to think of people that will shoot them down if they enter someones property line.
Chris B
Chris B - Před 4 měsíci
@you wish you knew True
you wish you knew
you wish you knew - Před 4 měsíci
youtube from what i understand has never been profitable but google will pump countless amounts of money into it because it gives them control, taking a hit on something and making up the cost in another way is a pretty common business practice.
Mainer - Před 4 měsíci
Drones are noisy! I have a Phantom4 that I don't fly anymore because it really distresses the wildlife in my area.
Stambo - Před 4 měsíci
This is the real reason hobbyists are being regulated out of the sky in so many countries.
TK42DAN - Před 4 měsíci
When an article's title includes the words, "...but at what cost," but doesn't address the impact on jobs and the economy, I have to wonder. :)

Also, every one of your videos should be in imperial and metric, and no fewer than 10 languages, including sign language and Klingon.
Andrew Micallef
Andrew Micallef - Před 4 měsíci
Comment analysis:
5%: Topic-relevant concerns and discussions
weerobot - Před 4 měsíci
Not so good if one Lands on your
Someone Incognito
Someone Incognito - Před 4 měsíci
Thanos snapped his fingers, but at what cost?
rubydog 25
rubydog 25 - Před 4 měsíci
People who watch this because they like the verge
People who watch this because they fly freestyle drones
Stephen B
Stephen B - Před 4 měsíci
Why can't we develop the cargo planes we have to be drones?
bucketrobbert - Před 4 měsíci
can it ring the bell and say thank you have a good day
Speakeasy - Před 4 měsíci
all drones should have to be electric. anyone who thinks otherwise is dead wrong.
Sportsquirrel - Před 4 měsíci
54% disapprove of drones, power lines, interstate roadway systems, electricity, indoor plumbing. Drones are the future. Might as well get used to it.
Austin Bartose
Austin Bartose - Před 4 měsíci
They aren’t cleaner, and they are definitely not economical
Frank - Před 4 měsíci
Blitznstitch2 - Před 4 měsíci
FAA is hurting advancement. I'd green light this and be like all companies go!
Gary Christenson
Gary Christenson - Před 4 měsíci
Betcha gun owners are gonna have fun with those drones. They would probably make wonderful targets.
La habitacion del atrapado
La habitacion del atrapado - Před 4 měsíci
Guys, you really should start using the metric system
Mattie Dumbrill
Mattie Dumbrill - Před 4 měsíci
I think the low carbon thing isn't amazing as if delivery trucks were electrified, it would have the same effect and would be much easier.
Dogan Ulusoy
Dogan Ulusoy - Před 4 měsíci
Fisrt thing first. Deliver pizza than the other goods . Hot pizza , not fanned high altitude ice cold pizza ...
Dimbat FPV
Dimbat FPV - Před 4 měsíci
The size of a B777 and 2 ton payload? Are you sure about those numbers? A traditional B777 with passengers onboard can still load 10 to 20 tons of cargo. The freighter version can load upto 100 tons of cargo.
Christopher Scobie
Christopher Scobie - Před 4 měsíci
No way.. unsafe..
Jake Hix
Jake Hix - Před 4 měsíci
That moment when every balcony becomes a delivery zone..... moving companies win.
The Virtual Scotsman
The Virtual Scotsman - Před 4 měsíci
There's a reason nobody's made a silent helicopter that can carry 200lbs
The Virtual Scotsman
The Virtual Scotsman - Před 4 měsíci
@HotKnives the reason nobody's made one is because its impossible to make a 10ft blade spinning at 3000rpm be quiet. They're loud from 3 miles away never mind landing in a neighbourhood to deliver a package.
HotKnives - Před 4 měsíci
Why does it have to be silent? All day I hear people driving around on motorbikes that are tuned to be as loud as possible but no one seems to care about that.
Steffan Atherton
Steffan Atherton - Před 4 měsíci
how do you stop crime? people stealing them?
Monster Fueled
Monster Fueled - Před 4 měsíci
gps... its not that hard.
vRetroKarma - Před 4 měsíci
metamorphmuses - Před 4 měsíci
I don't have a problem with high-flying cargo drones traveling in or near existing crewed flight corridors. I don't think drones flying at lower altitudes flying over streets and highways present a problem either. As far as I'm concerned, drones are already as safe as or safer than vehicles operated by human beings, and can simply share the existing infrastructure with them.
MyOther Soul
MyOther Soul - Před 4 měsíci
Drones might be safer than cars but they'll have accidents. If drones are flying over a freeway you'll still have all the accidents caused by cars plus the accidents caused by drones. A 1kg object dropping from a 100 meters into a windshield of a car going 100km/h could be deadly.
pulchrat - Před 4 měsíci
Citing lowered carbon output is great for generating hype but at the end of the day it's money that speaks. As evidence: solar and wind aren't growing because they're green they're growing because they're cheaper. Until I hear about faster, cheaper, better service; I have to assume this is just another in a long list of silicon valley pipe dreams.
Songbird - Před 4 měsíci
“A 2 ton freighter the size of a Boeing 777”
Triple 7s weigh ~387 tons so what happened here?
Spencer Tyler
Spencer Tyler - Před 4 měsíci
dead dragon.
Chris Klugh
Chris Klugh - Před 4 měsíci
I don't think this is going to be part of the rosy future we all hope to enjoy.
D Jaquith
D Jaquith - Před 4 měsíci
People need to look at the environmental impact of mining the raw materials for making the batteries.
E85420 - Před 4 měsíci
@Dr. Zoidberg there are things that live in desert my friend everything has an effect there is less stuff that lives there but it still is a small eco system.
Dr. Zoidberg
Dr. Zoidberg - Před 4 měsíci
It's not what it's hyped up to be -- no more impactful than mining iron, for instance. & In the case of the rare earth metals that go into electronics & batteries, most of those are mined in desert environments where there is no ecosystem to be disturbed. Furthermore, most battery makers have reduced significantly their use of cobalt (one of the elements most often complained about), & many are well on their way to getting cobalt completely out of their batteries. More to the point, the manufacture of batteries does not actually require greenhouse gas pollution, & after they're made they operate clean for the rest of their life cycles (which can be decades). Batteries are many orders of magnitude better for the environment than fossil fuels; even relatively clean burning fossil fuels like natural gas. Don't let the fossil fuel lobby fool you about that for one second. Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Even current gen batteries are sustainable, to say nothing of the even cleaner advancements currently in the lab like solid state batteries.
Butcher the Silence
Butcher the Silence - Před 4 měsíci
doomsday questions by lefty’s; ‘BUT at what cost??’ Since when do Socialists care about cost?
Butcher the Silence
Butcher the Silence - Před 4 měsíci
Brandon Martin, no, you misunderstand... living on the beach after my robots have accomplished picking the mangos for my daiquiri.
Brandon Martin
Brandon Martin - Před 4 měsíci
Butcher the Silence you mean living on the beach after you become homeless ?
Butcher the Silence
Butcher the Silence - Před 4 měsíci
Isn’t that what we want? Robots serving us while we all relax at the beach?
Brandon Martin
Brandon Martin - Před 4 měsíci
Butcher the Silence typical capitalist, only thinking in terms of money. By cost, you could infer it to me the cost of jobs.
chubscub - Před 4 měsíci
Just remember you have been scare mongered into hating hobby drones and hobby rc planes so that the skies below 400 feet can be cleared so commercial drones can fly without hindrance.
E85420 - Před 4 měsíci
you are completely right I'm getting ready to sell mine to many regulations now its no longer fun just a pain to fly it now.
keagan - Před 4 měsíci
We have plans tho. Just use the drones for the last few miles for delivery
keagan - Před 4 měsíci
Pilots don't really make a whole lot of money at all and a lot of power is still made by coal. The cleanest energy in the world is definitely nuclear
Dr. Zoidberg
Dr. Zoidberg - Před 4 měsíci
planes that burn jet fuel & require expensive pilots
pkminime - Před 4 měsíci
Also check out ‘The Black Swan’ from Dronamics, great project
DarkStar - Před 4 měsíci
To all those complaining about not using SI: Imperial units are the standard units used in aviation
DarkStar - Před 4 měsíci
@Hernando Malinche Now they know
Hernando Malinche
Hernando Malinche - Před 4 měsíci
The average youtuber isn't in aviation.
5674 inCincy
5674 inCincy - Před 4 měsíci
there goes the peaceful quiet of the skies...noise will be all encompassing
flobie1kenobi - Před 4 měsíci
All units he stated are what are used in American aviation standard today. You all need to open your boxed in minds and shut the hole attached to it. No wonder drones aren't making more headway. Everyone working on them know nothing about aviation...
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