Amazon has announced they are to begin their drone delivery service within months, the drones will be able to fly up to 15 miles delivering packages under five pounds in weight.
Amazon just showed off its latest delivery drone: It can carry packages up to 5lb (which $AMZN says covers 75-90% of all deliveries). No launch date for Prime deliveries aside from "you're going to see it delivering packages to customers in a matter of months" pic.twitter.com/TzDvY1aWID
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The Amazon drones can fly 15 miles in less than 30 minutes, and they fly like a quadcopter enabling the drones to take off vertically and fly horizontally.
Here comes #amazon drone delivery pic.twitter.com/pkXHdkt9hT
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The drones will be piloted by artificial intelligence that provides safety enabling the drones to detect moving objects and static objects.
This video is simulated but to be clear Amazon *actually* has a patent on drone delivery from a blimp.
Could this be the future of retail? #Automation pic.twitter.com/KwVHgsW5XC
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Jeff Wilke the worldwide consumer executive said the safety features are “robust and stable as commercial aircraft.”
It is not known where or when the drone deliveries will start as the main challenge will be getting regulatory approval.
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