The king of online retailing is now setting its foot on giant airship warehouses. With the onset of this technological advancement, Amazon is doing justice with the trust of its millions of permanent customers. The company has been ruling the e-commerce sector from more than two decades now.
A patent for flying warehouses which has been in the service of this company revealed the exciting news on the company’s plans.
Graphical representation by The Daily Mail.
“Airborne fulfilment centres”
The AFC’s will be floating in the air at about an altitude of 45,000. This will contain a bulk of goods to be delivered and drones will dispatch the deliveries to respective customers.
Could be used in the metropolitan areas.
These AFC’s could be mainly used in scattered cities where people can enjoy the perks of this technology while being engaged in public events like an open-air cinema or cricket matches. The patent mentioned the use of this,’Perishable items or even prepared meals can be delivered in a timely fashion to a user.’
No checkout lines.
Amazon came up with Amazon Go in December 2016 for the employees in Seattle whereby the sensors would automatically charge the customers through amazon account without the hectic of billing and paying. The store will be made public this year.
The company signed patents in 2014 itself for ‘airborne fulfilment centres’ as mentioned by a patent. Amazon has not yet made any comments about this filing. We got to know that the company is making sure that the size and weight should not hinder the further growth of this idea.
Lesser use of energy.
This entire setup will eat up less amount of energy as the drones will drift towards the location of the customer and that it won’t be necessary to land the drone on the land. “As the UAVs descend, they can navigate horizontally toward a user-specified delivery location using little to no power, other than to stabilise the UAV and/or guide the direction of descent. Shuttles (smaller airships) may be used to replenish the AFC with inventory, UAVs, supplies, fuel, etc. Likewise, the shuttles may be utilised to transport workers to and from the AFC,” as the filing reads.
The first trial in Cambridgeshire.
Amazon is making its successful trials in the UK and has already made a delivery in Cambridgeshire. Well, we wish a good luck to the company’s continual efforts to pave a way for its never-ending development and stability.