Amazon’s latest drone delivery plan is straight out of a movie – imagine your packages landing on your lawn via parachutes.
According to the patent was filed with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and was made public last Tuesday, drone-deliveries may be done in numerous ways: pneumatic actuators, electromagnets, spring coils and parachutes to name a few.
A package delivery system can be implemented to forcefully propel a package from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), while the UAV is in motion. The UAV can apply a force onto the package that alters its descent trajectory from a parabolic path to a vertical descent path. The package delivery system can apply the force onto the package in a number of different ways. Further, the package delivery system can also monitor the package during its vertical descent.
Last year, Amazon already conducted its first successful drone delivery, transporting a bag of popcorn and Amazon Fire TV from a fulfillment center to a home in Cambridge in 13 minutes.
As of today, Amazon is continuously building and testing the vehicles in multiple international locations to improve the safety and reliability of Prime Air before its launch to the public.
If the latest patent is implemented, you will be ensured that the items inside your parcel will remain safe and intact.