Amazon plans to deliver packages across the UK using drones next year. Amazon announced it will start using drones to quickly deliver packages
Amazon’s next-generation drone, the MK30, does not require a dedicated QR code delivery pad to deliver goods to customers. The drone will also be able to fly in light rain, strong winds and in the evening.
In the UK and Italy, Amazon will first be required to use observers and ensure its drones do not stray beyond their line of sight. However, in the future the company hopes to operate beyond line of sight.
Amazon is committed to addressing security concerns of regulators and customers. The company claims that ordering an item delivered by an MK30 drone would be “hundreds of times safer” than driving to a store to pick it up.
Baroness Vere, the government’s aviation minister, said Amazon’s plans would help “boost the economy” and offer consumers more choice, “while helping to keep the environment cleaner with zero-emission technology.”