At the end of last year, the company Amazon, which is rightfully considered one of the largest online retailers, voiced its plans for the use of drones for the delivery of the ordered goods to customers. And, as it turned out, her intentions are serious.
According to the Western media, the Amazon leadership appealed to the US Federal Civil Aviation Office (FAA) with a request to allow the use of unmanned aerial vehicles. Upon receipt of approval by the department, the company this year may begin to test the first drones that will deliver small purchases by air. The tests are planned to be carried out in the city of Seattle, Washington.
Recall that now Amazon is working on the project “Prime Air”. According to the company, with the help of drones, the delivery time of goods can be reduced to several hours and, moreover, the buyer will not have to go to the mail to receive an order. Drones that have already been developed for these purposes can deliver cargo weighing about 2.2 kg at a speed of up to 80 km/h. And thanks to a whole sensor system, they are able to fly through obstacles.