Amazon Presents New Delivery Drone Prototype

Amazon has a new delivery drone prototype which it presented in a video very recently.

The NY Daily News said Amazon revealed their latest drone technology on Sunday, designed to deliver packages to its customers in under 30 minutes. The new Amazon Prime Air weighs 55 pounds and can carry up to five pounds worth of cargo. They fly at under 400 feet and use technology that makes them self-aware to distances and nearby potential hazards. – Read more at:

 

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This capability to be self-aware is what is called the ” “sense and avoid technology.”

Tech lawyer Luke Scanlon from Pinsent Masons law firm said security could be an issue if this technology is software-based. “‘Detect and avoid’ systems rely on software and given the current climate of hacking and data breaches, it is very important that co-ordinated efforts are made to ensure that systems are put in place which are given the highest level of assurance in terms of security,” he said.[…] Amazon said it would not launch the service until it was able to “demonstrate safe operations”. – Read more at:

See the video below:


Amazon’s statement reads in part: We’re excited about Prime Air — a future delivery system from Amazon designed to safely get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less using small unmanned aerial vehicles, also called drones. Prime Air has great potential to enhance the services we already provide to millions of customers by providing rapid parcel delivery that will also increase the overall safety and efficiency of the transportation system. Putting Prime Air into service will take some time, but we will deploy when we have the regulatory support needed to realize our vision. – Read more at:

Another drone application aside from delivering goods is for capturing fantastic footage and providing aerial photography services.

 

Check out the amazing items below if you are interested in purchasing a drone :

 

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