There is a lot going on in Australia's delivery space with The Iconic's recently announced expansion into drone delivered product lines and Uber Air's intention to start Air Taxi's in Melbourne. Companies such as The Iconic and Uber seek to use drones to gain huge efficiencies in delivery and commute times for those people who have access to and are willing to use them.
There are several obstacles that need to be addressed in order for these types of services to see any operational scale. For example:
BIRDI is excited to see this type of innovation within the drone industry. We will continue to watch with interest at the drone delivery and passenger transport opportunities. We will work with key players in this space as it continues to emerge and particularly where common regulatory and safety practices are developed in the near future.
For now, BIRDI remains focused on supporting businesses that are already or looking to implementing drones into their operations, particularly those businesses with a focus on safety and risk management.