Jun 14, 2022

Amazon to begin drone deliveries in Lockeford, California this year

The shopping giant has promised drone delivery for years but has faced delays and reported setbacks. "The promise of drone delivery has often felt like science fiction," it said in a blog post. "For these deliveries, the drone will fly to the designated delivery location, descend to the customer's backyard, and hover at a safe height. It will then safely release the package and rise back up to altitude." In the past, Amazon has been accused of using the promise of drone delivery as a headline-grabber to push its publicity around its Prime membership service. In 2013, former boss and founder Jeff Bezos pledged to fill the skies with a fleet of delivery drones within five years.

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