Drone deliveries get off the ground in Dubai

The United Arab Emirates plans to deliver official documents via 18-inch, four-propeller, unmanned aerial drones that come equipped with fingerprint and eye-recognition security systems.People’s jaws dropped at the idea of Amazon using drones to deliver packages to customers in the US, but what about a government using a drone delivery service?

The United Arab Emirates announced Monday that it has begun testing its own unmanned delivery drones, which aim to quickly get official documents — like drivers licenses, ID cards, and permits – to the country’s residents, according to Reuters.

“The UAE will try to deliver its government services through drones,” Minister of Cabinet Affairs Mohammed al-Gergawi told Reuters. “This is the first project of its kind in the world.”… (Read more)

Source: Cnet.com

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