Aerial drones are being used to deliver documents and ID cards.
During the first day of the UAE Govenment Summit, a sample drone was showcased in what could ultimately be the future of parcel deliveries. The drone was a battery operated machine powered by four rotors – resembling the famous recreational toy AR.Drone – will also include various biometric and fingerprint systems to secure the documents being delivered and will come in the colours of the UAE flag.
Amazon also announced a similar concept a few months back, though they have mentioned it will take about 4-6 years for the project to be fully operational. Here in the UAE, they are looking for the technology to be utilised as early as next year.
Mohammed al-Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs said that, "The UAE will try to deliver its government services through drones. This is the first project of its kind in the world." He also added that they are studying the capabilities of the drone and how it will benefit the whole country.
What do you think? Are you comfortable with your personal documents being delivered by a drone?