The future of package deliveries is finally here.
Within a matter of months, your future Amazon orders could be delivered by a self-driving drone AND we're talking fast. Officials at Amazon have unveiled the latest Prime Air drone design Wednesday at Amazon’s re:MARS Conference (Machine Learning, Automation, Robotics and Space) in Las Vegas.
CEO of Amazon Worldwide Consumer -- Jeff Wilke wrote in a blog post this week: "We’ve been hard at work building fully electric drones that can fly up to 15 miles and deliver packages under five pounds to customers in less than 30 minutes. And, with the help of our world-class fulfillment and delivery network, we expect to scale Prime Air both quickly and efficiently, delivering packages via drone to customers within months."
The exact timing and where the drones will be making deliveries was not announced. Still, VERY exciting news and so much to look forward to.
Wilke wrote in the blog post that Amazon is trying to get packages to consumers faster than a day, and "one way we’re pursuing that goal is by pioneering autonomous drone technology."
The new drones use computer vision and machine learning to detect and avoid people or laundry clotheslines in backyards when landing. Yes that said laundry clotheslines. Yes, those still exist.
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