Thursday, January 20, 2022

Amazon completes milestone drone delivery

Amazon has successfully completed its first ever drone delivery, marking a milestone in its aim to automate its delivery process.

A bag of popcorn and Amazon TV stick were delivered to the back garden of a customer identified only as Richard B, just 13 minutes after his order was placed.

The Prime Air drones can carry a shoebox size container weighing up to 2.3kg. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has been one of the most permissive in allowing the ecommerce giant to test its system.

The delivery took place within a five mile radius which has been designated as acceptable testing space, the customer is also part of the trial process which the CAA voted to allow in July.

Amazon hopes to roll out the Prime Air trial to dozens more customers in the Cambridgeshire area in the coming months.

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