Amazon will deliver orders with drones at the end of the year in the United States


Amazon will begin testing the system in a California town of just over 3,000 inhabitants.

Amazon has promised that it will begin delivering orders using drones later this year, when the system will begin testing in Lockeford, a small town in central California, in the United States.

The e-commerce giant assured in a statement that it already has the necessary technology and only needs to receive the approval of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA, for its acronym in English), so that its products can fall from the sky to houses. of buyers.

"The promise of drone shipping has always seemed like science fiction. We have worked for almost a decade to make it a reality," the company boasted in a statement.

According to Amazon, its engineers have developed a technology that solves one of the main problems of most drones in common use: they need to be manned because they are unable to recognize other objects in the way.

Although the details about the operation of these drones are scarce, they will arrive at the buyer's garden, land in a "free" zone, drop the package and return to the warehouse, the statement defines.

Despite the novelty of the technology, Amazon is not the first company to deliver orders by air.

Its main competitor in the US, Walmart, has been testing drone delivery since last year in Arkansas and a few weeks ago announced that it was extending its program in certain parts of the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Texas, Utah and Virginia, with the promise of reaching up to four million homes.

In the case of Walmart, shipments by drone cost $3.99 and hold a maximum of 10 pounds (4.5 Kg).

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