Amazon to Start Prime Air Drone Deliveries in Texas
Back in June, Amazon said that they're going to offer drone deliveries to customers in a city in California. A month later, the company confirmed the good news that drone delivery would also be coming to Texas.
The new delivery option won't being until later this year, but it's still a step toward making it common in more and more cities. Amazon will be making its big drone launch in College Station.
According to a press release, Amazon chose College Station because they were "impressed with so many aspects of College Station. The innovative research conducted by Texas A&M University, the small-town feel, and the sense of community that is clear from the minute you arrive in town all make it a very special place."
While there are currently only two towns that Amazon has decided to try out the delivery of packages, hopefully more are coming soon.
Amazon will work with Texas A&M University to deploy the drones and make sure it all works. The move will bring more jobs to the area as well. All of this will help offer free drone delivery on thousands of everyday items, Amazon said.
Amazon also said that drone delivery can only be used for packages up to five pounds that can be delivered in less than an hour. We've seen some test videos of people getting deliveries from drones, and the real thing should be about the same.
The drone is trained to fly to the delivery location and drop it off in the shopper's backyard. Prime Air drones can fly up to 50 miles per hour at an altitude of up to 400 feet, Amazon said.
"The future is right around the corner—stay tuned for updates," Amazon said. Hopefully this novel new system will come to Lubbock since we have an amazing and, in my opinion, better school.
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