Amazon is creating strategic ways of delivering service right in your doorsteps.
Amazon’s Delivery has never been innovative like this before. Their way is even more significant, for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA officially approved it) to use its Prime Air drone fleet for customer deliveries.
On Saturday, the FAA has allowed Amazon to use their specific drones to “safely and efficiently deliver packages to customers” by granting the Part 135 Certification.
This certification is a ticket for Amazon to begin scaling and testing a system that would use drones to deliver lightweight packages in 30 minutes, right after the customer ordered it.
Amazon’s Delivery Certification
Amazon’s Vice President of Prime Air, David Carbon, says, “This certification is an important step forward for Prime Air. It indicates the FAA’s confidence in Amazon’s operating and safety procedures for an autonomous drone delivery service that will one day deliver packages to our customers around the world.”
“We will continue to develop and refine our technology to integrate delivery drones into the airspace, and work closely with the FAA and other regulators around the world to realize our vision of 30-minute delivery,” he added.
Amazon is actually the third company to receive the Part 135 Certification for its commercial drone delivery. The other companies are UPS Flight Forward and Alphabet’s Wing, but these companies are not retail companies.
This then makes Amazon’s certification to be a prominent purchasing chain via drone. This became significant progress last year when Amazon debuted their delivery drone last June 2019. This could bring packages up to 15 miles in 30 minutes or fewer.
Amazon Use Little Delivery Robots
The e-commerce giant, Amazon, is rolling out its robot delivery trial to cities in the United States. They have launched Amazon scout last January 2019, for their alternative delivery system.
The first batch was first developed and tested in Snohomish County, then was rolled out in Irvine, California, in August 2019. Now, the company extended that trial to select customers in Atlanta, Franklin, Georgia, and Tennessee.
In an Amazon blog post, Sean Scott, VP of Amazon Scout, said the service was recently used to help meet customer demand in the trial areas during the pandemic, with its existing fleet of their delivery vehicles.
According to Scott, these little six-wheeled, cooler-sized robot rolls along at a walking pace and can identify and navigate around obstacles, including pedestrians.
An “Amazon Scout Ambassador will also initially accompany them” and deliver Monday through Friday in daylight hours. The company stipulated a “small number” of devices would come to each city.