New airspace is proposed for drones

Amazon has unveiled proposals to create a ‘drones only’ airspace so that it can deliver its packages quicker.

The online retail giant has suggested that the airspace be allocated between 200 and 400ft above the ground to allow thousands of drones to deliver products.

In the proposals, which were unveiled  at the NASA UTM convention in California, a 100ft ‘no fly zone’ would be created above the drones to act as a buffer and avoid any potential clashes with aircrafts.

The drones would travel at speeds of about 70mph, and be fitted with GPS and other gadgets that would allow them to communicate with each other and avoid collisions. They would be autonomous with next to no human interaction.

According to The Guardian, Amazon is testing drone delivery at a secret site in British Columbia as it explores the new technology.

See the report on the one mk website here 

Date: 
30 Jul 2015

Amazon has unveiled proposals to create a ‘drones only’ airspace so that it can deliver its packages quicker.

The online retail giant has suggested that the airspace be allocated between 200 and 400ft above the ground to allow thousands of drones to deliver products.

In the proposals, which were unveiled  at the NASA UTM convention in California, a 100ft ‘no fly zone’ would be created above the drones to act as a buffer and avoid any potential clashes with aircrafts.

The drones would travel at speeds of about 70mph, and be fitted with GPS and other gadgets that would allow them to communicate with each other and avoid collisions. They would be autonomous with next to no human interaction.

According to The Guardian, Amazon is testing drone delivery at a secret site in British Columbia as it explores the new technology.

See the report on the one mk website here 

 
 

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