Around two years ago, Amazon first announced its plans of delivering packages using an unmanned aerial device. As a part of Prime Air service, the company will be using a drone for delivering packages within 30 minutes. Amazon has now taken wraps off its second drone prototype, which comes with a completely overhauled design compared to the original one. Also Read - Redmi Note 10S with Rs 1,000 discount on Amazon sale: Check offer details, new priceAlso Read - OnePlus Nord CE 5G, OnePlus TV U1S launch in India today: Event time, how to watch the event
Yesterday, Amazon posted a video on YouTube that offers a sneak-peek at how Prime Air drone delivery will work. The video features former BBC Top Gear presenter, Jeremy Clarkson, who will soon be seen as the frontman on Amazon Prime car show as well. Also Read - Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is going to space next month with his brother Mark
It s a two-minute video that demonstrates soccer shoes delivery using the drone. In this example, the customer resides within 30 minutes flying range from Amazon s distribution center. After receiving the order, it is packed and loaded into the drone.
After rising vertically like a helicopter to nearly 400 feet, this amazing hybrid design assumes a horizontal orientation and becomes a streamlined and fast airplane, Clarkson says. Going forward, there will be other drones as well, each designed differently for different environments.
The drone shown in the video can fly up to 15 miles more than the initial design. To deal with obstacles in air and on ground, the drone uses a new technology called sense-and-avoid. While the original drone used to hold the package inside plastic delivery box, the new one has a separate compartment inside for keeping the package.
The moment the drone reaches closer to the delivery location, an alert is sent to the customer on their mobile. To help the drone place the package safely to its destination, the customer needs to place Amazon marker on the ground, where the drone can briefly land and drop the package.
Clarkson further added saying that Amazon s delivery drone could be buzzing over our neighborhoods in the not-too-distant future. However, with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) unwilling to let commercial drones out in the skies, it seems Amazon is pushing the video to garner more consumer awareness and urge the FAA to come up with new regulations. Amazon is also working with NASA to develop an air traffic control system that complies with safety and order, thus allowing helping them to remotely operate flying machines.