Walmart has applied for a U.S. patent for a warehouse in the sky, which could make deliveries to shoppers’ homes with drones .
CNBC reported that it could be the big-box retailer’s latest move to take its e-commerce business to the next level.
Bloomberg first reported the news Friday, while the patent was first submitted in February.
The machine, similar to a blimp, could fly as high as 1,000 feet, the application says, and it would be operated either autonomously or remotely by a human pilot.
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The Government has announced plans to introduce drone safety awareness courses for every owner of a drone . Each day there seems to be a new near miss story involving drones .
A passenger plane on its way to Edinburgh Airport missed a collision due to ‘luck’ a report claims.
A report published this week found that a Saab 340 plane was unable to take any action to avoid the drone, which missed by 15ft after flying parallel to the aircraft’s flight deck.
In its report, the UK Airprox Board published after the incident on May 19 said: “The pilot’s overall account of the incident and his inability to avoid the object portrayed a situation where providence had played a major part in the incident and a definite risk of collision had existed.
“It was so close and happened so fast that avoiding action was not possible. The pilot opined that it was only through luck that they did not hit the drone.”
The incident happened around 12 miles south of Edinburgh Airport and endangered a number of aircraft and those on board.
In the last nine months there have been at least four reports of drones narrowly missing planes in Scotland.
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