Amazon has initiated their new delivery pad via-drone system. It is currently within the trial phases, but has performed at least two deliveries as of now to customers based in the UK, and are deemed to broaden the effectiveness of their drone delivery to customers within the hundreds in the next few months.
Since the drone delivery is still in the trial phase, it delivers items that are light in weight, maximum of up to five pounds, which arrives to the customer within a span of maximum half an hour.
On December 7th, the drone was first tried and delivered a bag of popcorn and an Amazon Fire TV that arrived to the customer in just a mere 13 minutes.
The drone used for this consisted of a highly advanced computerized system. These trials currently are only being experimented with in the UK, and since the drones are capable in circumventing around obstacles in its path, the UK will permit one individual to control several computerized drones simultaneously.
The drone delivery system for the time being delivers packages to distances within the near vicinity, and the drone itself lands on the area that the customer marks using a QR code, which signals the drone that this area is deemed safe to land on.
Amazon used a different set of drones in the previous year, which had wings and other fixtures attached to it. However, this year their drones are smaller in size and do not have wings attached to them, which means that it less likely to inflict unwanted damage if it were to hit something, and also means that the distances it can deliver to will be shorter.
Amazon has stated that the drones they are currently operating with will be out of sight to people within rural and suburban regions whilst embarking on its delivery.