How about you get your packages delivered by unmanned drone via air? Sounds cool, isn’t it? This April, online giant Amazon had filed the patent for a flying warehouse carrying drones that will help it deliver goods across the country. The brand new Amazon flying warehouse ‘airborne fulfilment centre’ was registered at the U.S. patent and trademark office.
Why was Amazon Flying Warehouse Introduced?
Amazon believes that this interesting combination of drones and flying warehouse will help deliver goods ten times faster than ground based warehouses. With this project, Amazon intends to roll out international deliveries all over the world within 30 minutes of ordering.
Where can We find Them?
The patent covers specially designed vehicles that will hover about 45,000 feet or 14,000 m in the air. This portable warehouse would be carried by airships. They’ll be sent to places where Amazon products are in high demand. Besides these, Amazon airships act as minor shuttles taking drones to festivals, local sporting events and famous places.
Did Amazon Test this Service?
Amazon kicked off their first ‘Prime Air’ delivery via drones earlier this month. They dropped off a package at the customer’s place within 13 minutes of its placement. The pilot testing experiment was successfully completed in the United Kingdom. Now, this multi-millionaire investment awaits approval from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) to start Amazon air delivery in the Unites States.
What can We Expect in Future?
Other than the Amazon flying warehouse, we can expect new Amazon grocery stores without checkout lines in the United States. This project is in the testing phase in Seattle. If you want to purchase something from Amazon stores, you just need to tap your smartphones and login to your Amazon account as you enter inside.
Amazon will automatically add items to your cart. Once you’re done with shopping and you walk out, the app will charge your Amazon account for the supplies.
Amazing isn’t it? Now you don’t have to stand in long queues to wait for your turn.