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Amazon begins drone delivery trials in California and Texas

  • Amazon begins pilot testing of its drone package delivery service in Texas and California.
  • The company already announced in November that it plans to ship 500 million packages per year with drones by the end of the decade.
  • The e-commerce giant has been developing its drone delivery service since 2013.
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David Carbone, vice president of Amazon’s Prime Air, announced that the company has already started its drone delivery tests in cities located in California and Texas.

Karbonn made the announcement via a post on its LinkedIn account, which showed a photo of the drone making a delivery.


“First deliveries from our new sites in Texas and California. These are the first careful steps that we will turn into giant leaps for our customers in the years to come,” said Carbone.

“Customers are our passion, security is our imperative, the future of delivery is our mandate, technology is unlocking that future, and our people are the foundation on which it all stands,” he said.

In November, Amazon announced that it plans to ship 500 million packages per year by drone by the end of the decade with Prime Air.

According to Karbonn, the Prime Air drone currently has a package carrying capacity of 2.6 kg. They, in turn, can deliver them in less than an hour from the moment the user clicks on the order. This is through the MK27-2 prototype, which weighs 36 kg and can fly at a speed of 80 km/h for a distance of 5 km.

Amazon has been developing its drone delivery service since 2013. The company’s autonomous drone has gone through several designs over the past decade, with each model improving the latter as the e-commerce giant tries to convince US regulators that it’s a safe and reliable one. Package option.

In fact, in November the company presented its latest drone model that will be tested in dense urban areas in 2024: the MK30. The drone will be 10% smaller, 25% less noisy and 75% more efficient than the MK27-2 model.

In turn, the new model would have other advantages over the previous model; Among them, it will be able to fly longer distances, be more resistant to different temperatures and take off in light rain, as well as be able to land in small gardens.

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