Amazon Prime Air delivery drones to take place in Texas and California

Texas will soon witness testing of Amazon’s Prime Air delivery drones. The drone delivery tests will commence in College Station, Texas and a test area located in Lockeford, California. 

The MK27-3 design possess a hexagonal shape that according to Amazon increases stability. Amazon also claims that the design has propellers that will minimize high-frequency soundwaves. 

Amazon announced back in 2013 to create a 30-minute drone delivery service. The also demonstrated a video what the future might be like back then. In 2019, Amazon displayed redesigned drones with hybrid VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) capabilities in 2019. It received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration that allowed its drones to carry packages while working beyond the operator’s visual line of sight in 2020. 

Before Amazon could announce plans to begin delivery tests to consumers, reports focused mostly on the hurdles Amazon was facing. This included multiple drone crashes and accusations the program was being rushed along. 

Amazon asserted that hundreds of customers in the Lockeford have area have approached to join the test group. Whereas its Texas rollout represents a partnership with the city and Texas A&M University on some of the great work they have been doing in regards to the drones.