Amazon and UK Govt. to explore delivery of parcels by drones

amazon-dronesAmazon has announced a partnership with the UK Government to explore the steps needed to make the delivery of parcels by small drones a reality.

A cross-government team supported by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has provided Amazon with permissions to explore three key innovations: beyond line of sight operations in rural and suburban areas, testing sensor performance to make sure the drones can identify and avoid obstacles, and flights where one person operates multiple highly-automated drones.

“The UK is a leader in enabling drone innovation – we’ve been investing in Prime Air research and development here for quite some time,” said Paul Misener, vice president, Global Innovation Policy and Communications, Amazon…Read More

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