Amazon’s New Delivery Drone Is Sleeker, Smarter, And Still Illegal!
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Amazon stores are everywhere and the stores have the drones.
Who is this story about?
This article is not about a person.
Amazon created a drone because it’s faster for the packages to arrive. It takes 30 minutes or less. It is larger than the last drone they used. It’s blue, orange, and white because that is the color of amazon. It can travel up to 15 miles or less. It can travel as fast as 55 miles per hour. It has a rear propeller so it can fly like a real airplane which is straight. It can fly almost as high as a real helicopter. But U.S. Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has not approved their drone yet. It is still illegal. My question is, why are they using the drone when the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has not approved it yet?
When did the event take place?
On November 30th 2015 Amazon released a video of the drone being used.
How does it happen?
The drone lowers the package to the ground and drops it out of the compartment. To avoid the traffic in the air it flies at a safe height which is 400 feet or lower. The advanced sensors make sure that it can avoid obstacles in the air, taking off, and landing so it won’t break.
Unlike the last drone, it doesn’t drop the package from the sky. The customer gets to choose where the drone drops it off. The drone comes close to the ground and puts the package where the mark is.
The landing spot must be clear. It can’t fall in the wrong hands because the drone is programed to tell the customer the exact time their package will arrive. Amazon is still working on a family of drones. It is also built to survive all kinds of weather.
Why did it happen?
Amazon needed something to deliver the packages faster because customers were waiting for their packages to arrive.