The future of drone delivery is just right around the corner. Amazon recently showed off their latest aerial unmanned vehicle system at its own conference in Las Vegas this week. This hexacopter demonstrates its capabilities to deliver packages to customers within 30 minutes, Amazon said at the presentation.
The set date for the drone delivery via Amazon Prime Air is unclear at the moment. But, it is likely that there will be an answer to this before the end of year as these autonomous drones uses computer vision and self-learning machine to automatically detect and avoid people and objects like wires for instance.
“From paragliders to power lines to a corgi in the backyard, the brain of the drone has safety covered,” said Jeff Wilke, who is the CEO of the worldwide consumer.
These drones are electric-based and have an impressive control distance up to 24,000 meters. Which is basically at least three times farther compared to DJI Mavic 2 Pro / Mavic 2 Zoom. Furthermore, it will have a maximum carrying weight of 2.3kg that is suitable for delivering small items such as books, toys and candies.
Amazon has been experimenting with the idea of drone deliveries for years and says that they are working closely with the Federal Aviation Administration to make this happen.. With the recent iteration of drone designed to deliver packages safely and efficiently. Consumers who order item via Prime Air will soon see their package being delivered by a drone right in their backyard less than 30 minutes.
In the recent months, multiple drone delivery service companies already won approval from the Federal Aviation Administration. In some part of the countries, the drones are being used to deliver emergency medicines and necessity.
Although, I am avid to see drone delivering the packages happening soon directly to my home from the fulfillment centers. The concept of getting the items that you want via Prime Air less than 30 minutes might become a reality, and frankly that’s what makes me excited about it.