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    Amazon's flying drones will TRACK you down to deliver your packages

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      Amazon's flying drones will TRACK you down to deliver your packages

      Amazon's flying drones will TRACK you down to deliver your packages | Daily Mail Online

      • Patent filed by the online retailer reveals how its delivery drones will work
      • They will be able to lock onto your smartphone to bring your parcel to you
      • However, the drones can also be instructed to deliver to another location
      • They will also be kitted with technology to stop them landing on people


      It is one of the most frustrating aspects of ordering shopping online - coming home to find a dreaded missed delivery card has been posted through your letterbox.

      But now Amazon hopes to put an end to the problem altogether with its new drone delivery service - by tracking them down even if they are out and about.

      A patent filed by the firm reveals that its drones will lock onto a recipients smartphone to bring their parcel to their exact location.

      The machines will even be able to relay information to each other about the weather and traffic conditions on the ground.

      According to the patent, the destination location of the drone can be updated 'based on a current location of a user'.

      If the idea of a drone hunting you down is a bit unnerving, though, there will be an option to tell the drone to drop the package off elsewhere - such as at home, or at your workplace.

      And you can even change your mind while a delivery is in progress, as the drones can update their routes on the fly.




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      Re: Amazon's flying drones will TRACK you down to deliver your packages

      Should be interesting if your driving up the M1 to Scotland, I wonder if it will have enough battery to follow you to your destination?
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      Re: Amazon's flying drones will TRACK you down to deliver your packages

      Yes and they would have to be very very big drones to deliver some of the things that I have had from Amazon.

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      Re: Amazon's flying drones will TRACK you down to deliver your packages

      Sure it would be fun driving on the Motorway as a drone tries to deliver a new pair of trainers or something, but what about if you are on a car ferry?

      A lot of delivery companies refuse to deliver to places such as the Isle of Wight as they consider putting their lorries and vans on a ferry as something they don't do. Plenty of them travel from Portsmouth, including the Hovercraft from Southsea to Ryde. Some travel much further.

      Having just posted a video of five cruise ships leaving Southampton, that opens up a whole new ball game...

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