AMAZON FILES PATENT FOR FLYING WAREHOUSE

December 30, 2016 The Unbiased Writer

amazonairborne_fulfillment_centerReady 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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