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Amazon Files Patent Application For Drone Delivery System

May 9, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
Online retailer Amazon has filed a patent application for a drone delivery system for bringing packages to customers, according to a report by the BBC. According to Amazon's application papers, the company envisions its delivery drones coming to where the consumer's smartphone is located. Once it is within range, the drone will then hover and drop the package off. Some issues need to be resolved before the online retailer can launch such a service, including the lack of guarantee that authorities in the United States would approve the patent or allow it to operate drones beyond line of sight.
Mike Murphy, "Amazon wants an army of drones to chase you down to get you your package", Quartz, May 09, 2015, © Quartz
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