Amazon just unveiled a new delivery drone, that rises vertically like a helicopter and then switches to horizontal flight.
Former Top Gear co-host Jeremy Clarkson he’s now helping Amazon to promote its vision for delivery drones.
Clarkson points out the new Amazon’s delivery drone rises vertically like a helicopter, to 400 feet, and then switches to horizontal flight, like an airplane. The altitude is what the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration says is the upper limit for drones and hobby aircraft.
We’re excited about Prime Air — a future delivery system from Amazon designed to safely get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less using small unmanned aerial vehicles, also called drones. Prime Air has great potential to enhance the services we already provide to millions of customers by providing rapid parcel delivery that will also increase the overall safety and efficiency of the transportation system. Putting Prime Air into service will take some time, but we will deploy when we have the regulatory support needed to realize our vision.