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Deutsche Posts tests drone deliveries

Deutsche Post is testing the possibility of using drones to deliver packages. A quadcopter drone was deployed from a pharmacy in Bonn, carrying a small package of medicine to Deutsche Post headquarters, as the group looks to expand its delivery options by using new technology.

Deutsche Posts tests drone deliveries
Employees of German postal carrier Deutsche Post and visitors watch as a quadcopter drone arrives with a small delivery at Deutsche Post headquarters on December 9, 2013 in Bonn, Germany. Deutsche Post is testing deliveries of medicine from a pharmacy in Bonn in an examination into the viability of using drones for deliveries of small packages over short distances. U.S. online retailer Amazon has also stated its intention to explore the possibilities of using drones for deliveries. (Getty Images)
Deutsche Posts tests drone deliveries
A quadcopter drone arrives with a small delivery at Deutsche Post headquarters on December 9, 2013 in Bonn, Germany. Deutsche Post is testing deliveries of medicine from a pharmacy in Bonn in an examination into the viability of using drones for deliveries of small packages over short distances. U.S. online retailer Amazon has also started its intention to explore the possibilities of using drones for deliveries. (Getty Images)
Deutsche Posts tests drone deliveries
A visitor watches for a quadcopter drone at Deutsche Post headquarters on December 9, 2013 in Bonn, Germany. Deutsche Post is testing deliveries of medicine from a pharmacy in Bonn in an examination into the viability of using drones for deliveries of small packages over short distances. U.S. online retailer Amazon has also started its intention to explore the possibilities of using drones for deliveries. (Getty Images)
Deutsche Posts tests drone deliveries
An Employee of German postal carrier Deutsche Post attaches a small delivery box on a quadcopter drone at Deutsche Post headquarters on December 9, 2013 in Bonn, Germany. Deutsche Post is testing deliveries of medicine from a pharmacy in Bonn in an examination into the viability of using drones for deliveries of small packages over short distances. U.S. online retailer Amazon has also started its intention to explore the possibilities of using drones for deliveries. (Getty Images)
Deutsche Posts tests drone deliveries
Employees of German postal carrier Deutsche Post and visitors watch as a quadcopter drone arrives at Deutsche Post headquarters on December 9, 2013 in Bonn, Germany. Deutsche Post is testing deliveries of medicine from a pharmacy in Bonn in an examination into the viability of using drones for deliveries of small packages over short distances. U.S. online retailer Amazon has also started its intention to explore the possibilities of using drones for deliveries. (Getty Images)
Deutsche Posts tests drone deliveries
An Employee of German postal carrier Deutsche Post attaches a small delivery box on a quadcopter drone at Deutsche Post headquarters on December 9, 2013 in Bonn, Germany. Deutsche Post is testing deliveries of medicine from a pharmacy in Bonn in an examination into the viability of using drones for deliveries of small packages over short distances. U.S. online retailer Amazon has also started its intention to explore the possibilities of using drones for deliveries. (Getty Images)
Deutsche Posts tests drone deliveries
A quadcopter drone arrives with a small delivery at Deutsche Post headquarters on December 9, 2013 in Bonn, Germany. Deutsche Post is testing deliveries of medicine from a pharmacy in Bonn in an examination into the viability of using drones for deliveries of small packages over short distances. U.S. online retailer Amazon has also started its intention to explore the possibilities of using drones for deliveries. (Getty Images)