A look back at predictions for drone delivery in 2019.

  • Regulations: So far, regulations are keeping "dystopian skies" at bay. Amazon's recent FAA approval is a big step, but widespread drone traffic is a ways off. Self-driving vehicles? Still a "wait and see."
  • Item Size: Mostly on target. Complexities & size limitations suggest drone deliveries will focus on smaller items & specific categories like groceries & takeout.
  • Standardization: This one missed the mark. The wide array of drone designs persists, with no uniform standard on the horizon.

Drone delivery is evolving, but not quite as fast as some predicted. What do you think the future holds?