Drone delivery becomes reality

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When it comes to online retail, much of its success hinges on being able to deliver cheaply and quickly: drone delivery may be the next frontier in bringing down costs. Chinese company, JD, are trialling a drone delivery service outside Suqian City in East China’s Jiangsu province. The service currently runs between central depots and those in more rural areas, with the final stint still being run by actual people. According to the company, this final human leg is necessary to mitigate the potential danger of multiple, individual flight paths. The drones can carry up to 33 pounds in weight…

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