US online retailer Amazon wants to start delivering packages by drone in a city in the US state of California. backgrounds.
US online retailer Amazon wants to start delivering packages by drone in a city in the US state of California. Later this year, “Lockerford residents” can sign up for free drone delivery, the company said Monday. The company is still awaiting final regulatory approval for field testing.
Amazon wants to offer customers in California a drone delivery service for “thousands of everyday products.” The specially developed Amazon planes are said to be able to deliver packages the size of a “big shoebox” and weighing up to 2.5kg. Range 24 km. Drones must be able to avoid both stationary and moving obstacles automatically.
With its announcement, Amazon is following suit with retailer Walmart, which plans to offer drone deliveries at 34 locations in six US states by the end of the year. However, the service is for a fee, but the weight of the parcel can reach 4.5 kg. Walmart is working with the startup DroneUp.
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