Amazon To Test Delivery Drones In UK
Amazon has announced to be testing its delivery drones technology in the UK soon partnering with the British government for permission for its Prime Air project.
According to the online retail giant, the UK Civil Aviation Authority has given clearance in exploring the technology in the country based on three key innovations.
The first is test of the delivery drones beyond line of sight operations in rural and suburban areas. The second is to conduct the test on sensors of the drone machine to understand if it can identify and avoid obstacles. The third innovation is to explore possibility of multiple autonomous drones that would be handles by a single operator.
Amazon’s Vice President of Global Innovation Policy and Communications Paul Misener said the latest announcement strengthens their partnership with Britain and they would be able to deliver parcels in just around 30 minutes to customers.
This is the first time such technology will be tested in the UK.
Civil Aviation Authority’s Policy Director Tim Johnson said, “We want to enable the innovation that arises from the development of drone technology by safely integrating drones into the overall aviation system.”