A few months ago the news was reporting about Amazon Prime Air — the testing of delivery by drones.
Enjoy this short article about leapfrogging the poor road infrastructure and delivery systems throughout Africa by having drone development challenges in Africa…
“Making the case that Africa needs drones more than roads” by Rachel Feltman, Quartz
This paragraph from the article summarizes the argument:
“We feel that if drones are going to be used to transport goods, the most logical place is Africa,” Simon Johnson, director of the Flying Donkey Challenge, told Quartz. “Not for humanitarian reasons. We’re not doing this because we feel bad for Africa. It’s just the perfect place to start. The fact is, there’s incredible growth happening there, but not a lot of infrastructure. Roads just can’t be built fast enough. So why not use flying robots instead?” Once developed, he says, he hopes the drones can be exported elsewhere, creating a new industry for the first countries to adopt their use. If a remote farm in Kenya can send fresh goods out on a drone, he says, a remote farm in the US could do the same.