This Diwali Amazon Will Deliver Products at Your Door Steps Using Drone
You biggest fear would be, what if those small cracker rockets bring the drones now, not sure if Amazon is really aware of the action around Diwali.
India, not US, will be the launch-pad for Amazon’s plan to deliver packages using drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, according to two people aware of the development. The US-based e-tailer will debut its drone delivery service with trials in Mumbai and Bangalore, cities where it has warehouses, the sources said on condition of anonymity reported ET.
India is an attractive test bed for Amazon because the country still hasn’t woken up to the need for rules that will govern the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). In the US, on the other hand, companies such as Amazon are not allowed to fly drones outdoors. This will be interesting, all depends on new the goivernments responds to these changes or tests.
The funny side of it, imagine if Flipkarts also starts drone delivery, the skies will look different
Amazon’s Prime Air is an octocopter, a drone fitted with eight rotors. Most recently, Amazon had said it is developing vehicles that weigh less than 25 kg and travel at over 80 kmph. The drone will carry a payload of up to 2.26 kg, which covers 86% of products sold on Amazon.