Bell Helicopter-built Drones Might Someday Deliver Packages to Your Doorstep

The drone that delivers a package to your doorstep may someday be built by Fort Worth-based Bell Helicopter.Bell, a division of global aerospace giant Textron, is moving aggressively into the autonomous vehicle business with an Automatic Pod Transport — APT, for short — that could be employed by the military or retailers such as Amazon."We think the opportunity for a vehicle like this is now," said Scott Drennan, Bell's director of innovation.Bell's drone is a "modular, scalable vehicle" that can be adapted to meet a customer's needs, Drennan said. Depending on the model, it can be small enough to handle loads up to 15 pounds, or big enough to transport 1,000 pounds.  Continue reading...

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