Amazon Set to Start Making Prime Deliveries Using Drones Later in 2022
American e-commerce giant, Amazon has announced that before the end of 2022, it will commence making Prime Air deliveries through the deployment of drones.
Amazon made the disclosure in a press release adding that it plans to kick off operations in Lockeford California where customers will see items available for Prime Air delivery on Amazon. Purchases will be made as usual and the drone than flies to the designated point of delivery.
Amazon explained that the drone will descend into the customer’s backyard, hover for a while before it eventually releases the package and fly back up.
According to the company, its drones have a “sense-and-avoid system” that helps them spot both stationary and moving objects to avoid colliding with people, pets, other aircraft, and other obstacles.
The drones course-correct if they identify obstacles in order to avoid them and, when descending at a customer’s home, they make sure the surrounding area is empty for landing, Amazon added.
Amazon says it’s built more than two dozen prototypes since the creation of Prime Air.