Express Delivery With Drones Instead of Trucks to Cut Carbon Emissions

Research shows drones can deliver certain items faster and more important with less environmental impact than trucks  which form part of a transport sector responsible for around of a fifth of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. 

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Well this could be really helpfull in reducing emissions especially knowing that transport is the biggest polluting sector. 

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Drones could replace trucks in some deliveries but not completely. I mean idea is great looking from environmental side of this story, but it will be hard to expect drones to carry larger things. Trucks are still irreplaceable. 

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Let's just say that Amazon and Google would make a big profit here. 

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Drones are environmental friendly only if they are small. The results showed that delivering a small package by a regular quadcopter drone leads to lower carbon emissions than those delivered by even electric trucks. But using a large octocopter drone produces higher carbon footprint per package than trucks. We'll stick to truck a little bit longer. 

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This may be another tech idea that has laws lagging behind it. There have been multiple incidents with drones (including a hawk attacking one) , such as flying too close to aircraft and crash landing onto people. Perhaps we need to take this one a bit slower.

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