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Amazon to begin drone deliveries in Lockeford, California this year

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Posted: 15/06/22 - 09:49
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Amazon says it will begin delivering parcels to shoppers by drone for the first time later this year, pending final regulatory approval.

Users in the Californian town of Lockeford will be able to sign up to have thousands of goods delivered by air to their homes, it said.

The shopping giant has promised drone delivery for years but has faced delays and reported setbacks.

But it said it planned to roll out the service more widely after Lockeford.

"The promise of drone delivery has often felt like science fiction," it said in a blog post. "[But] later this year, Amazon customers living in Lockeford, California, will become among the first to receive Prime Air deliveries.

"Their feedback about Prime Air will help us create a service that will safely scale to meet the needs of customers everywhere."

I Call True: In a land where the gun seems to reign supreme i can see these being used as target practice! With the "bonus" of getting something for free if you successfully down it!
Or am i being overly negative?

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Sounds pretty dangerous and not exactly environmentally friendly for each drop, but I guess time will tell.
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Looks like the airways are going to be getting a bit more congested pretty soon
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Hmm I think MDM may well be on to something here, people will be nabbing these left right and centre