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Amazon to Start Package Delivery by Drone in Texas

Published Tue, Jul 19 2022 09:43 am
by The Silicon Trend

 

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On Friday, US multinational tech firm Amazon said it would start delivering packages by drone in Texas later this year. The eastern Texas town is the second location to experience the release of Prime Air drone couriers. Last month, the organization publicized that it would deliver a few packages by drone this year in the Northern California town of Lockeford.

The company said it would work with Texas A&M University in College Station to leverage the drones. Amazon shoppers in these areas will receive free drone courier on thousands of daily items, Amazon added. Amazon added that its drones are capable of couriering packages up to 5pounds in less than one hour. Prime Air drones can fly up to 50mph and 400ft.

 

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Its drones navigate to a designated delivery location, descend to the shoppers' backyard, hover at a safe height, and return to base. In August 2020, Amazon reached a key milestone when the Federal Aviation Administration approved to work of its fleet of Prime Air courier drones. However, the drone courier service has also reportedly experienced some drawbacks, like high turnover and several crashes, including one that caused a 20acre brush fire in eastern Oregon.

 

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