It’s take-off for Amazon’s drone delivery service

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The drones being used are electrically powered, fully autonomous and are guided by GPS. Similar to those unveiled by Amazon towards the end of last year, they have a range of 15 mi (24 km) and, when making deliveries, fly at an altitude of around 400 ft (122 m) at speeds of up to 55 mph (88 km/h). Packages of up to 5 lb (2.3 kg) in weight can be carried.As per the agreed parameters of the trial, the drones are currently only permitted to be used during daylight hours, in low winds and with good visibility. They can’t currently be flown when it is raining, windy or icy, but Amazon says these restrictions will be loosened as the collected trial data makes it reasonable to do so.

Source: It’s take-off for Amazon’s drone delivery service

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