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Amazon makes first public drone delivery in US

2017-03-24 19:25 by


Amazon completed its first public United States delivery using one of its Prime Air delivery drones at the invite-only MARS 2017 conference held in Palm Springs, California on Monday. The drone delivered a few bottles of sunscreen to a patch of grass while attendees at the conference were watching.

The fully autonomous delivery marks the first time Amazon's drones have flown for the public in America, as previous flights were conducted on private property.

The first Prime Air delivery was carried out in December 2016 when Richard B. of Cambridgeshire, England, received an Amazon Fire TV Stick and some popcorn. But in the US, progress is slow, it's still not legal to have an autonomous drone deliver a package there. In 2015, Amazon complained that the FAA is too slow on setting rules and regulations.

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