For the very first time, the public was able to have a close view of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s new air delivery drone. The upgraded and highly anticipated drone was unveiled at this year’s SXSW conference in Austin, Texas, an event that witnessed thousands of attendees. The strictly see-not-fly Prime Air delivery drones display was under the careful supervision of a security guard.
The drones are endowed with sense and avoid technology, which will prevent them from having a collision with other flying machines. As all this happened, a few blocks away at the San Jac Saloon the tech giant’s Prime Air’s hybrid drone was also on display. At the same time, an older version of a Prime Air drone was concealed behind a secret bookcase entrance.
Drone technology has just begun and Amazon declares that the sky is the limit
Technology is on rapid development; thanks to its implementation in almost every industry. The world has been poisoned to embrace transformation, thus there is no limit in what it has to achieve. That said, there is no boundary to what drones could be made to handle. Amazon says it is aiming at having the drones do much more.
The company already carried out a drone delivery test in England in December and they are convinced that it is the delivery system of the future. Amazon claims that with further development, the drones are likely to take over hazardous job aspects performed by human beings.
But Amazon is at the moment only authorized to use this technology in the UK
Unites States does not allow flying of drones outside of their operator’s direct sightline. Thus Amazon must remain with the UK territories. At the same time, the drones’ battery technology only consents to fly for around 20 to 30 minutes only before recharging them. Clearly, their ability to deliver goods in far-off places is automatically limited.
Nonetheless, Amazon will not be deterred by this. It says that it is certain that the technologies’ real potential lies in its capacity to reach as many people as possible around the world. Meanwhile, Amazon’s stock closed at $854.59 witnessing an increase of $2.13 or 0.25%