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Germany: Deutsche Post DHL tests their new 'Paketkopter' drone00:59

Germany: Deutsche Post DHL tests their new 'Paketkopter' drone

Germany, Bonn
December 12, 2013 at 14:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

Germany: Deutsche Post DHL tests their new 'Paketkopter' drone

Hand delivered post could soon be a thing of the past, as Deutsche Post DHL (DHL), have been testing a drone that could be used to deliver urgently needed packages.

The yellow drone, aptly named 'Paketkopter' flew a package from a pharmacy in the city of Bonn, to the DHL headquarters located on the other side of the Rhine river in just 2 minutes.

The futuristic venture, which took place on December 9, came just a week after Amazon had carried out a similar test with their delivery drone the 'Octocoptor'. Jeff Bozos, Amazon's CEO hopes to deliver goods to customers by drone within five years, aiming to replace postmen and cut delivery costs.

'Paketkopter' was controlled by a remote in the test, however DHL say that they have the technology to send drones to a specified location via GPS. The drone has four propellors and is capable of carrying just over 6 lb (3kg), the project is currently focusing on delivering emergency goods such as medecine to remote locations.

Footage Credited to: Deutsche Post DHL

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Germany: Deutsche Post DHL tests their new 'Paketkopter' drone

Hand delivered post could soon be a thing of the past, as Deutsche Post DHL (DHL), have been testing a drone that could be used to deliver urgently needed packages.

The yellow drone, aptly named 'Paketkopter' flew a package from a pharmacy in the city of Bonn, to the DHL headquarters located on the other side of the Rhine river in just 2 minutes.

The futuristic venture, which took place on December 9, came just a week after Amazon had carried out a similar test with their delivery drone the 'Octocoptor'. Jeff Bozos, Amazon's CEO hopes to deliver goods to customers by drone within five years, aiming to replace postmen and cut delivery costs.

'Paketkopter' was controlled by a remote in the test, however DHL say that they have the technology to send drones to a specified location via GPS. The drone has four propellors and is capable of carrying just over 6 lb (3kg), the project is currently focusing on delivering emergency goods such as medecine to remote locations.

Footage Credited to: Deutsche Post DHL

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