Amazon has announced additional information about its new Prime Air drones delivery initiative. Service will deliver packages in just 30 minutes or less using system of drones. Shared with the world by introducing an all-new teaser video. No secret here of the fact that it’s looking outside of the standard delivery box to try and launch a worldwide initiative that would see customer orders delivered via a flying drone. Amazon’s continual development of the Prime Air program suggests that it’s dedicated to rolling this out as a viable delivery solution evidently. Actually introduced first in 2013.
Described Amazon Prime Air as “a future delivery system from Amazon designed to safely get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less using small unmanned aerial vehicles, also called drones”. Aims to be not only think outside of the box when it comes to delivery made for customers, but is an innovative way which dramatically enhance the service that the monolithic online retailer already provides to customers.
Amazon says, the drones weigh 55 pounds and can carry packages weighing up to 5 pounds. The drones fly under 400 feet and use “sense and avoid” technology to dodge potential obstacles en route to its delivery destination. The newly updated Prime Air page provides a whole heap of new content for those interested in the new deliver initiative. Like a first glance at its new look unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones as we generall call them, as well as linked to high resolution images of the vehicles that interested viewers can download.
What’s more interesting is, there’s also video content that shows the new aerial vehicles in action and you can find the interaction with the official Amazon Android app to order an item. Later on, the video gives you a quick overview of the order process and how that is fulfilled by the Amazon factory infrastructure and ultimately sent out for delivery via the drone system.
Additional information provided by is that, Amazon has stipulated that Prime Air would be used to deliver packages that weigh up to 5-pounds on a drone that weighs less than 55-pounds. The vehicles themselves would travel under the 400 feet mark and will utilize “sense and avoid” technology in order to bypass any collisions, so it has a range of 15 miles from the warehouse and can sense any objects in its way and take necessary steps to avoid accident.
Currently, the program is being tested via Prime Air development centers in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel with no official word on when it will be available as a delivery option, which would be a premium service with possible discounts or exemptions for Amazon Prime members and that’s not clarified yet.