Here's why mass parcel drone deliveries are unlikely to take off in London

Oct 11, 2017 · cityam.com

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The likes of Google and Amazon may be plugging investment into developing drone deliveries, but the capital isn't likely to be filled with them anytime soon.

Not according to the professor of logistics at Kühne Logistics University anyway, Alan McKinnon, who says there are a couple of key reasons why urban drone delivery looks set to be pretty niche.

Speaking at a meeting of the London Assembly Transport Committee yesterday to discuss the potential scope for using drones for deliveries in the capital, McKinnon said: "We will not see the sky filled with drones."

Why? Primarily due to a range of logistics constraints.

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