Amazon's delivery drones could live on trains and ships, latest patent shows

Amazon has patented a range of ideas related to its drone delivery service, some wackier than others. The latest describes a network of train- and ship-based facilities to maintain its drones and also act as a hub for deliveries.

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Drone revolution: Researchers, regulators prepare for unmanned aircraft to fill US skies

From crop dusting to package delivery, commercial drones are about to become a part of everyday life.

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Amazon Prime Air Zips Through British Countryside


Amazon on Wednesday announced that it had completed its first drone delivery in the UK. During the private customer trial period, packages of up to 5 pounds will be delivered within half an hour. The first live delivery took place a week ago, when a highly automated drone delivered a bag of popcorn and an Amazon Fire TV to a customer near Cambridge. It took 13 minutes from the time the customer clicked the order for it to arrive. So far, only two customers are participating in the trial.

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Robots will soon be delivering groceries in Washington, DC

Compared to Amazon’s ambitious drone delivery plan, Starship Technologies’ solution for last-mile delivery is a little more, you might say, down to earth.

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UK Greenlights Amazon's Drone Delivery Tests


Amazon, which has appealed to U.S. regulators for years for permission to test package delivery with aerial drones, last week announced a new partnership with the UK government to launch a pilot program there. A cross-government team, supported by the UK Civil Aviation Authority, has granted Amazon permission to begin testing beyond-line-of-sight operations in suburban and rural communities; performance of sensors designed to make sure drones can identify and avoid obstacles; and the feasibility of allowing a single person to operate multiple highly automated drone vehicles.

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Amazon wants to turn street lights and even church steeples into drone docking stations

Amazon appears to have a grand plan for its Prime Air drone delivery service. A recently awarded patent suggests it’s looking to turn the top of street lights, cell towers, and even church steeples into docking stations for its flying machine.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/07/21/amazon-wants-to-turn-street-lights-and-even-church-steeples-into-drone-docking-stations.html

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Amazon Prime Air building drones to cope with different environments, may launch overseas

Article Image Amazon’s drone-based Prime Air delivery service will have an array of craft to deal with different climates and environments, though the company is still devising solutions to other problems and could end up launching outside the U.S. first, according to a new interview.

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Enjoy starts sales, white-glove delivery of AirPort routers & fourth-gen Apple TV

Article Image Enjoy — the white-glove delivery service launched by former Apple retail head Ron Johnson — on Tuesday began sales of two more Apple products, including AirPort routers and the fourth-generation Apple TV.

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Apple's online store services, Maps suffer widespread outage

Article Image Apple’s content delivery and Maps networks suffered concentrated outages late Tuesday, as the company’s system status page showed downtime for various iTunes related services and a brief, but complete shutdown of Apple Maps.

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Lawsuit Threatens Amazon's Prime Now Delivery Model


Four former delivery drivers for Amazon Prime Now, or APN, last week filed a lawsuit against Amazon, arguing they should have been classified as employees rather than independent contractors. The suit also names Scoobeez, the courier service through which they worked for Amazon; ABT Holdings, Scoobeez’s parent company; and 10 John Does as co-defendants. Attorneys from Leonard Carder filed the suit in California Superior Court in Los Angeles County. They are seeking class-action status.

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Uber Rushes In as Same-Day Deliveries Ramp Up


Uber on Wednesday made its UberRush merchant delivery service a full-fledged division of the company, officially rolling it out in New York City, Chicago and San Francisco. The announcement followed a soft launch earlier this year in NYC. Americans waste too much time and productivity by transporting things from one point to another, Uber reasoned. An established ride-sharing network, with a presence in hundreds of U.S. cities, could leverage its freelancers and moonlighters to provide every small business with a delivery option.

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Amazon Flexes Its Muscles in Crowdsourced Delivery Space


Amazon has entered the on-demand delivery space in its hometown of Seattle, where independent workers are delivering orders within two hours or less. Under its new Amazon Flex program, the company pays workers between $18 and $25 per hour to deliver packages to Prime Now customers, said company spokesperson Kelly Cheeseman. The service is available only in Seattle for now, but Amazon plans to expand it to nine additional U.S. Cities: New York, Baltimore, Miami, Dallas, Austin, Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta and Portland.

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Amazon is testing its Prime Air drone in Canada, just 2,000 feet from U.S. border

Ever since Amazon announced its ambitious Prime Air drone delivery project at the end of 2013, the company has been complaining to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) about its apparent lack of flexibility when it comes to green-lighting tests of the flying machine.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/03/31/amazon-is-testing-its-prime-air-drone-in-canada-just-2000-feet-from-us-border/

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Island to get first German drone delivery service

Deutsche Post DHL says it is starting Germany’s first drone package delivery service, a test program transporting medicine to a pharmacy on a North Sea island.

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How to Make a Drone Delivery: Google's Winging It


Google on Thursday introduced Project Wing, a drone-based delivery project it has been working on quietly for the past two years. Members of the Google[x] team – aka “Moonshots” — recently held field tests of the technology in Australia. They were able use drones to deliver a first aid kit, candy bars, dog treats and water to a couple of Australian farmers. “Project Wing aspires to take another big chunk out of the friction of moving things around,” said Captain of Moonshoots Astro Teller.

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How to Make a Drone Delivery: Google's Winging It


Google on Thursday introduced Project Wing, a drone-based delivery project it has been working on quietly for the past two years. Members of the Google[x] team – aka “Moonshots” — recently held field tests of the technology in Australia. They were able use drones to deliver a first aid kit, candy bars, dog treats and water to a couple of Australian farmers. “Project Wing aspires to take another big chunk out of the friction of moving things around,” said Captain of Moonshoots Astro Teller.

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Google reveals drone tests

Google is the latest company to branch out into delivery by drone, it revealed today. The technology giant started running its first test flights earlier this month as part of Project Wing, a secretive, two-year-old program exploring drone delivery.

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Google reveals drone tests

Google is the latest company to branch out into delivery by drone, it revealed today. The technology giant started running its first test flights earlier this month as part of Project Wing, a secretive, two-year-old program exploring drone delivery.

The original article can be found here: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_tech/~3/rXlOJjAkmRY/index.html

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