United Arab Emirates claims it will make drone deliveries within a year

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/02/10/united-arab-emirates-claims-itll-make-drone-deliveries-within-a-year/

In December, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos famously said it might be possible to deliver packages via drones in four to five years.

The United Arab Emirates thinks it can top him, claiming it will have a working system in a year, according to a Reuters report. The government wants to use it to  deliver ID cards, drivers licenses and permits to citizens.

Given the skepticism and question marks Amazon faced for its four-to-five year window, it seems ambitious for the United Arab Emirates to have a working system that covers the entire country within a year.

The project’s engineer has said fingerprint and eye recognition systems will be used to protect the drones and their packages. This adds more layers of complexity to a challenging project.

Drone delivery seems the perfect fit for a place known for excesses such as indoor skiing. But whether it can be done, and executed quickly remains to be seen.

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the genie is well and truly out of the box..and you will never know if they have the cameras turned on or off will you?

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this is in my city: http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/technology/news/sa-police-to-use-unmanned-drones-to-spy-on-criminals/story-fni0bzob-1226671865697

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