Amazon has finally been given the green light from U.S. federal regulators to test delivery drone outdoors, an initiative that was at a standstill earlier this year.
According to a Reuters article, the Federal Aviation Administration had given approval to an Amazon prototype drone in March, however, “the company told U.S. lawmakers less than a week later that the prototype had already become obsolete while it waited more than six months for the agency’s permission.”
Additionally, the FAA granted Amazon’s request to test delivery drones. Amazon must keep flights at an altitude of no more than 400 feet and no faster than the speed of 100 mph the Reuters article explains.
The company has been seeking ways to send packages to customers by air using small, self-piloted drones.
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