Amazon reveals Prime Air delivery drone
Jun. 05, 2019 2:12 PM ETAmazon.com, Inc. (AMZN)AMZNBy: Brandy Betz, SA News Editor57 Comments
- Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) reveals a new drone that will start test deliveries of toothpaste and household goods weighing as much as five pounds in the coming months.
- The drone lifts off vertically then speeds forward horizontally like a plane. Unlike other drones that use separate propellers for this action, Amazon's model tilts its body to move horizontally.
- Packages fit into a pod in the middle of the fuselage, and the drones can fly within a foot of the ground to drop the package on a marked location.
- The devices will make deliveries within 7.5 miles of a company warehouse and reach customers within 30 minutes.