Amazon is developing a better delivery drone, the new MK30 drone will be put into service in 2024, with a quieter design, longer range, and the ability to fly in high temperatures and light rain.
The new drone will have the same features and goals as its predecessor: fly vertically hundreds of feet in the air, maneuver and land autonomously, and deliver packages weighing up to 5 pounds (about 2,270 grams). reliability.”
Amazon tests drone components in the wind tunnel
Amazon hasn’t given up on its decade-long effort to launch a widespread Prime Air drone delivery service, and the company announced in July that its next test site will be College Station, Texas, where it’s partnering with the city and Texas A&M University to conduct test flights with its current drone prototype, the MK27-2. However, the company still faces many hurdles, including FAA approval, and is still a long way from achieving its 2013 goal of delivering goods to the roof of consumers’ homes in 30 minutes
Amazon’s devices division is currently facing billions of dollars in operating losses, and the company is looking for options to cut costs, possibly including slowing down the development of new features for its popular Alexa artificial intelligence assistant.