La Poste uses drones

La Poste uses drones - France’s postal service La Poste has begun using drones to make parcel deliveries to a remote Alpine village. La Poste’s subsidiary, DPD, says flying packages by remote control is more reliable, quicker and safer. The delivery by drone, which flies at around 30km/h, takes eight minutes for a round trip, compared with 30 minutes for a vehicle.

The DPD began researching the possibility of using drones to make deliveries in 2014 and has been experimenting with the technology ever since. La Poste was given permission by France’s civil aviation authority to begin using the drones, which have six electric rotors that can be charged using solar panels, and an inbuilt GPS system, for deliveries in the Isère region of south-east of France.  

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