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Amazon Wants ‘High-Speed’ Zone for Its Prime Air Delivery Drones, 200 Feet Up

Amazon Wants ‘High-Speed’ Zone for Its Prime Air Delivery Drones, 200 Feet Up

Drones are coming. Commercial drones, that is. In so many years, the sky will be filled with small, unmanned aircraft delivering you pizzas. And new iPhones. That’s been Amazon’s vision for years now, as the company tries to get its Prime Air drone delivery service off the ground. Standing in its way are longstanding rules and regulations concerning commercial aircraft. …

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Consumers Really Want Drone Delivery, Are Willing To Pay For It

Earlier, we looked at a report from Walker Sands, which looks at consumers’ online shopping habits, and bodes well for Amazon’s new Home Services offering. In a separate section of the report that we didn’t get into, they look at consumers’ attitudes toward the use of drones for product delivery, which may give us an idea of how people will …

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Amazon Drones Get FAA Go-ahead for Testing, but Don’t Get Too Excited

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted Amazon an “experimental airworthiness certificate” that allows the company to begin research and training on its fleet of delivery drones, what the company calls Amazon Prime Air. Unfortunately for Amazon, the certificate comes with some of the same restrictions the FAA proposed in its comprehensive drone regulations back in February. “The Federal Aviation Administration …

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Amazon Reportedly Ramping Up Its Drone Efforts

It was just under a year ago that Amazon revealed Amazon Prime Air, its ambitious project that would see the online retail giant delivering packages to customers by drones. The announcement was met with a great deal of skepticism (for a variety or reasons), but Amazon has shown no signs of backing off from the goal. “One day, Prime Air …

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Project Wing: Here Come Google’s Delivery Drones

Late last year, Amazon introduced Amazon Prime Air, its ambitious effort to bring a delivery-by-drone experience to customers. I don’t suppose it should come as much of a surprise that Google is also working on delivery drones. Perhaps a little more surprising is that they’ve been doing so for two years in secret. The secret is out. Google made the …

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Amazon Asks FAA for Drone Exemption

Amazon is making strides in the development of Amazon Prime Air, the company’s oft-parodied but completely serious drone delivery service. Their newest delivery drones (currently ninth-gen) can travel over 50 mph and can carry five-pound packages – which covers 86 percent of all products sold on Amazon. They’ve been able to make these advancements through research, development, and testing indoors …

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Amazon Is Already Working On Its 7th And 8th-Generation Drones

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has penned a new letter to shareholders (via Business Insider) addressing numerous parts of the business. Among these many parts is a little thing called Amazon Prime Air. Maybe you’ve heard of it. Perhaps you’re more familiar with it under its more common nickname “Amazon’s Drones”. In December, Bezos appeared on 60 minutes, and revealed that …

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Here’s Netflix’s Answer To Amazon’s Drones

It seems a little late for a parody of Amazon’s drone video from December, but Netflix has one out. It was uploaded a week ago by Netflix’s Paul Johnson (for some reason not yet on the company’s official YouTube channel), but it’s just starting to get some attention thanks to Hacking Netflix. “Here at Netflix, we’re committed to cutting edge …

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Groupon’s Answer To Amazon’s Drones: Delivery Catapults

Groupon has a new internal video it has passed along to us, which discusses the company’s answer to Amazon Prime Air. “While other companies drone on about their risky, experimental new methods of package delivery, only Groupon is looking forward…by looking back,” it says. “The technology…it’s proven. It’s tested. We’re talking about principles of package delivery that have been around …

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Is Amazon’s Drone Delivery a ‘Long-Term Fantasy’?

Although Amazon claims that one day unmanned delivery drones will be “as normal as mail trucks,” one high-profile CEO isn’t really buying into it yet. eBay CEO John Donahoe is skeptical, and thinks that delivery drones are a “long-term fantasy.” In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Donahoe was asked about Amazon’s recent announcement that they want to start delivering small …

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UPS Is Reportedly Testing Drones Too

You’ve no doubt heard all about Amazon’s drones by now. Just in case you haven’t, the company introduced an ambitious new project called Amazon Prime Air, which delivers goods to people’s homes via drone. As soon as the FAA sets regulations that will make this possible, Amazon says it’s ready to go. As you would probably guess, Amazon won’t be …

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Will Amazon’s Drones Be As Normal As Mail Trucks?

Are you ready for a future in which unmanned drones come from the sky to deliver you products you ordered less than a half hour ago? I hope so, because that future is very close. At least Amazon hopes it is. Do you like the idea of drones delivering products to your home? Share your thoughts in the comments. The …

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