Drones are all the rage when talking about the future of small parcel, e-commerce deliveries, but we are not there yet.
The slightly more relaxed rules as recently established by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) require the operators to be licensed, the drones to be flown during daylight hours only, no more than 400 feet off the ground and remain visible to the operator at all times.
Amazon’s and other on-line retailers’ goal of using drones for deliveries to the consumer will not work with the “line of sight” requirement. Enter the electric delivery truck and drone combo. This technology will enable the drone to remain visible to the driver while expanding the number and scope of deliveries.