Yahoo today released an exclusive interview with Paul Misener, Amazon's vice president for global public policy, who has unveiled more information about the future service of ordering through drones.
It points out that the company is working with different drone prototypes in order to adapt to the different residential typologies of all its users, both in terms of the climate itself and the residential infrastructures themselves, allowing them to serve both living in single-family homes to those living in large blocks.The idea marked is to be able to serve the products purchased on Amazon.com through drones within 30 minutes from making the online purchases themselves. Each drone can cover a maximum of 16 kilometers and can transport products of up to 2.3 kilograms. According to the manager, most of the purchases made by users are below 2.3 kilograms. By the way, each drone, which will be different from the drones that are on the market, weigh around 25 kilograms.
From Amazon it is considered that in the future, transport by drones will be as natural as now transport by trucks. For now, a number of challenges still need improvement, from improvements in automation technologies to airspace regulations themselves.
In this regard, Amazon has proposed to regulators around the world a layer-based design, where the layer above 500 feet would be dedicated to manned aircraft, between 400 and 500 feet it would be an area exclusion zone. of safety mattress, between 200 and 400 feet for transit areas, where drones could fly normally and quickly, and below 200 feet limited to certain operations, which in the case of Amazon drones would be for takeoff and landing.
Misener ends the interview pointing out that the project is very real, no science fiction or marketing, where in fact they have reinforced the Amazon Prime Air team with aeronautical engineers, robotics engineers, and with a former NASA astronaut, all they focused on making this service a reality.