Australia has already started trials on using drones to deliver packages
Australia Post is testing drones as a method for delivering parcels. One Canadian expert says it’s an idea Canada Post should also look into. (Australia Post/Twitter)
Canada’s minister for public services has promised an independent review of Canada Post that “will consider all viable options and provide Canadians with an opportunity to have a say in the decisions about Canada Post’s future.”
Public Services Minister Judy Foote wouldn’t commit to a return to door-to-door delivery during her March appearance before the Government Operations Committee.
Which means she certainly didn’t discuss the idea for postal delivery currently being explored in Australia — drones.
As reported by Australia’s public broadcaster, Australia Post is testing drones to deliver mail. In a statement, the postal service said it plans to begin customer trials later this year.
In a video demonstration, a remote-controlled quad-copter is seen using a cable to lower a package to the ground.