Zookal will use Flirtey to send parcels for free and claims deliveries can be made in as little as two or three minutes, compared to two or three days for traditional shipping methods. Upon arrival at an outdoor delivery destination, Flirtey’s drones hover and lower the parcel through a custom delivery mechanism that is attached to a retractable cord. Real-time GPS tracking of each drone’s location will be available through the Flirtey app for smartphones.
Smart.Now that they’ve come up with the idea, it’s all too easy to imagine the skies of the cities of the future abuzz with little drone delivery bots ferrying packages from office to office. And it’s also easy to see how bike messengers’ and other courier services’ days may be numbered.Watch the clip of the two founders below, and note how they single out smart regulatory policy in Australia regarding drones:[iframe src=”//player.vimeo.com/video/76606906″ width=”390″ height=”250″ webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen]This is the kind of stuff we should be encouraging here in the United States. The future doesn’t wait.[Bike messenger photo courtesy Shutterstock.]