Friday, December 4, 2015

The New Amazon Drone Is Faster, Bigger, and Better

A couple of years ago, a man named Jeff Bezos, who is the founder of retail giant Amazon Inc. said that the company will be introducing the Amazon Prime Air, which is a drone that can deliver your packages in 30 mins. Plus, it happened to be one of the biggest shopping day of the year: Cyber Monday. However, the FAA turned them down. But the company would not stop trying.

This year, on Cyber Monday, Amazon put out a video of the drone and how it works. The drone is blue, white, and yellow, and is larger than the drone released in 2013. The drone can fly 55 mph and is a hybrid and also has a rear propeller that allows it to fly like an airplane. To avoid traffic, the drone can only fly an altitude of 400 feet. The drone has sensors to watch out for anything is coming its way.

Unlike the other drone, this one does not just drop it on the ground from a high point. This one finds a little landing space and puts the package down safely. If the package was released at a high point, it could fall into someone else's hands. The person who is receiving the package would be told when the drone is coming.


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