AMAZON FILES PATENT FOR FLYING WAREHOUSE

December 30, 2016 The Unbiased Writer

amazonairborne fulfillment center AMAZON FILES PATENT FOR FLYING WAREHOUSE Ready for this? New patent filings from Amazon reveal details on how the e-commerce giant plans to make drone deliveries work at scale. Using a ‘flying warehouse’ in a zeppelin or what Amazon calls ‘airborne fulfillment centers,’ inventory can be stocked and positioned near a location where Amazon predicts demand for certain items will soon spike. The AFCs will help fuel Amazon’s on-demand delivery, and the overall patent reflects a complex network of systems to facilitate delivery by air. Additionally, the filing reveals that the shuttles and drones, as they fly deliveries around, could function in a mesh network relaying data to each other. Stay tuned for more info!

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