Amazon Prime Air to begin testing in the UK

Amazon Prime Air

It is not the first time we have talked about the project Amazon Prime Air, although the truth is that each time it is much more advanced despite the fact that, for the moment, the legislation prohibits its use. Even so, there are certain countries, in this case the United Kingdom, that are beginning to «raise your hand»Allowing the online shopping giant to start testing this merchandise delivery program in several of its cities.

This information has just been made public by Amazon in a statement where it announces that the company has just reached a agreement with the UK government to start testing the drones that will soon be part of the Amazon Primer Air project. As a detail, tell you that, at least for the moment, the company has permission to use drones in rural areas where the guys from Amazon will test new sensors that avoid risks and even systems so that a single person can operate multiple drones.

Amazon takes a step closer to delivering packages using autonomous drones

As can be read in the statement published by Amazon:

Amazon today announces a partnership with the UK Government to explore the steps required to make unmanned package delivery a reality. As the UK aviation safety regulator, the AAC will be fully involved in this work to explore the potential for the safe use of drones beyond line of sight.

Thanks to the Amazon Primer Air project, the e-commerce giant hopes to be able to deliver packages up to 2,2 kilograms in half an hour to any of your customers. For this, drones capable of operating in a range greater than 16 kilometers. As a detail, once again Amazon reminds that, to make this service viable and much safer, drones should have a own airspace, an idea for which Amazon is betting against all odds.

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