Drones deployed for postal delivery to beat Alps snow

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The French postal service is using drones for delivery to get packages to Alpine villages cut-off by snow.

In an attempt to both save time and cut pollution, drivers are launching the drones from delivery trucks at Fontanil-Cornillon near Grenoble.

In a report from the Times, it detailed how the drones carry parcels of up to 2kg and fly three miles to the village of Mont-Saint-Martin and drop the cargo in a bin at the town hall.

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The round trip takes eight minutes which shaves 22 minutes off the time it would take the van.

The Times report goes on to detail how the drone follows a programmed route under remote supervision.

Commenting, the post office said: “The delivery driver gains time and there is less risk on dangerous roads that are unpassable in winter.”

Adding: “Drone delivery is useful in the mountains and rural areas where roads take a long time.”

Yesterday CDP reported on ‘Project Vesper’ between Airbus and XAG.

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