Its been rumored for several years that Amazon has been working on developing a drone delivery service to complement Amazon Prime. Well, its seems as if some serious advances are beginning to take shape in that area. Amazon announced the unveiling of “Amazon Air”, a drone delivery service that could revolutionize online shopping. The incorporation of drone shipping would effectively eliminate waiting times for products, as Amazon would gain the ability to ship customer orders in real time.
The reason for the sudden buzz seems to be the creation of a new hybrid design drone. This new innovation, allows the drone to take off and land vertically, while enabling horizontal travel at very high altitudes. Because of this, Amazon has greatly reduced the safety risk of low flying drones. In addition, new upgraded drone batteries now make it possible for longer distance flying, where previous prototypes had been limited in this respect.
While no official release date has been set by Amazon, one has to to believe that at this pace we will be receiving our packages via drone in no time. If you are curious to learn more, the link to Amazon’s official unveiling is linked below.