It seems so exciting to get your ordered product through drones. Amazon has filed a patent for huge flying warehouses that acts as a launchpad for drones to deliver items within minutes. The Online retailer has filed the patent originally in 2014 and now Amazon Wins Patent for Flying Warehouses. The details show that airships will carry the “airborne fulfilment centres” (AFCs).
Amazon Wins Patent for Flying Warehouses
Amazon described plans for an airship or blimp that would float at an altitude of around 45,000. The airship will contains lots of products to deliver.
When a customer places an order, a drone or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) will fly down and deliver the package. Amazon insists that this would require little power. The reason for it is drone would be gliding down rather than having to take off and land.
“When the UAV departs the AFC, it may descend from the high altitude of the AFC using little or no power other than to guide the UAV towards its delivery destination and/or to stabilize the UAV as it descends. The AFC may be an airship that remains at a high altitude and UAVs with ordered items may be deployed from the AFC to deliver ordered items to user-designated delivery locations,”
states the document.
“As the UAVs descend, they can navigate horizontally toward a user-specified delivery location using little to no power.”