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Amazon Air Delivery-What You May Not of Considered.

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Back in 2013 Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s CEO revealed their intentions to make deliveries with drones within 30 minutes after placing the order. At that point it was almost taken as a joke because of the obvious technical, operational and legal challenges that such service presented.


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Further in 2015 they came with their second model (presented by Jeremy Clarkson) of the Prime Air with a hybrid shape between a fixed-wing and a multicopter and a bunch of features such as image recognition and sense and avoid technology. The announcement was quite a surprise since Amazon looked really committed to make it a reality this time.

Amazon Prime Air Delivery - Episode III - WeTalkUAV
 
I don't expect this service in any urban/suburban area of the US anytime soon. The conflict with general aviation/helicopters would be too great until better collision avoidance systems are developed on both sides and integrated into ATC. It'll happen but it is pretty far away. Dropping a package at someone's home out in the boondocks is just a stunt, not the same as national delivery.
 

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