Amazon’s new Amazon Prime Air program has begun making official drone deliveries of purchases. In order to deliver a limited number of parcels in time for the end-of-the-year holidays, Amazon is presently executing its drone deliveries in the cities of Lockeford in the state of California and College Station in Texas.
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Amazon has launched a drone delivery operation named Prime Air in two US cities: Lockeford, California, and College Station, Texas. Users of Prime Air will receive their orders, as long as they weigh less than 2.25 kilograms, within 60 minutes of placing an order.
In August of this year, the retail behemoth finally gained permission from the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States of America to deploy drones for package delivery. 5 pounds or 2.25 kilograms is the maximum payload for Prime Air delivery, which accounts for around 85% of all Amazon shipments.
Now, residents of both communities can join up for the service. When they do, Amazon will then state whether it can deliver packages to the customer’s address in a secure manner. A consumer receives an estimated delivery date and tracking information after placing an order.
According to Amazon, the drone will fly to the predetermined delivery area, land in the customer’s backyard, and then hover there safely. The item will be safely released after which the aircraft will ascend once more.
Amazon aims to dispatch packages within 60 minutes of receiving an order using Prime Air.
In a statement provided to the media, Natalie Banke, a spokesperson for Amazon Air, stated, “We want to securely carry our drones up into the air.” Lockeford, California, and College Station, Texas, are where we’re starting, and we’ll gradually expand distribution to more clients as time goes on.
Amazon’s MK27-2 delivery drone has six propellers and a hexagonal form to lessen high-frequency sound emissions. Currently, the company’s top priority is secure travel. The goal is for the drones to fly autonomously while using algorithms to avoid risks like electrical lines and chimneys, just like a flying electric car with complete autonomy would. Currently, Amazon is monitoring deliveries and has hired human operators to keep track of each of these drones.