The news went a while ago but I wanted to come back to it not only because the demonstration video is worth the detour but also because we feel that Amazon takes this project very seriously and invests a lot in R&D to develop drone delivery.
The prototype presented in the video would be capable of delivering, independently, packages of two kilos in less than thirty minutes. The e-commerce giant is currently testing several very different design prototypes depending on the environment and the nature of the packages to be delivered.
The drone presented here can fly at an altitude of 120 meters and move at a speed of around 80 km / h. It can take off and land vertically. He recognizes his landing zone thanks to a target previously deposited by the customer and warns a few seconds in advance of his arrival via a notification.
With the vertical landing they therefore managed to make a mix between the plane (for its speed of movement) and the drone for its precision and its stability. It is rather well seen and it could guarantee a fast delivery and no hassles.
I let you discover all this on video and here is the official Amazon page of the project