Prime Air Is Amazon’s Drone Delivery System
Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder, has told about the first fruitful drone delivery of his company in his recent tweet. After being ordered, a package has been shown in the video to be supplied in merely 13 minutes using Prime Air.
Amazon has devised a new delivery system known as ‘Prime Air’ that is aimed to deliver in less than 30 minutes with the help of drones. It is being expected to be a better delivery system in terms of the efficiency and safety of shippings.
As shown in the video below, a bag of popcorn and an Amazon Fire TV box is being delivered to a customer somewhere in Cambridge. But, it has not been discovered yet that how much distance Prime Air can reach out.
Although this delivery system using drones appears to be very unrealistic, it has been declared by the company that the system will begin deliveries of up to five pounds in maximum 30 minutes on a regular basis by late 2017.
The company said, “Safety is our top priority. Our vehicles will be built with multiple redundancies, as well as sophisticated “sense and avoid” technology. Additionally, through our private trial in the UK, we will gather data to continue improving the safety and reliability of our systems and operations. We will deploy when and where we have the regulatory support needed to safely realize our vision.”
In order to find the best way to deliver orders, various delivery mechanisms and vehicle designs are being tested by the company in their Prime Air development centers in the United Kingdom, the United States, Israel, and Austria, as well as many other international locations, as per Amazon. The features and looks of the vehicles will develop over time. According to the company:
“The airspace is safest when small drones are separated from most manned aircraft traffic, and where airspace access is determined by capabilities. We are currently permitted to operate during daylight hours when there are low winds and good visibility, but not in rain, snow or icy conditions. Once we’ve gathered data to improve the safety and reliability of our systems and operations, we will expand the envelope.”
With the aim of enhancing the reliability and safety of their operations and systems, they will gather data via this private customer trial, according to Amazon. In addition to this, they also said that the trials take them one step closer to this incredible innovation for all their customers. Similar trials will run in other countries as well in order to show their customers around the world that Prime Air is a reality. They are operating with the best professional policymakers and regulators in numerous countries to attain the best outcome.
In order to use the Prime Air service, the customers must order the products weighing less than 5.7 lbs and should have a garden large enough for the drone to land.