Amazon was in the news when the company announced that it would use a flying drone to deliver goods in the future. Before the end of 2016, the e-commerce major is again much talked about on the internet – a patent submitted by the company shows Amazon plans to build flying warehouses that send delivery drones to your door.
The patent was discovered by Zoe Leavitt, technology analyst at CB Insights on December 28.
“A computer-implemented method, comprising: under control of one or more computing systems configured with executable instructions; receiving an order for an item from a user located in a metropolitan area, wherein the item is maintained in an inventory of an aerial fulfillment center (“AFC”) that is airborne at an altitude”
Amazon reveals that it plans to develop an “airborne fulfillment center” (AFC) or “Airship” for its future delivery drones, which could float at around 45,000 feet (13.7 kilometers) above sea level. This would act as a warehouse for Amazon’s drones, with “shuttles” used to restock the mother ship with supplies, fuel, and even employees.
For food delivery, the Drones contain temperature-controlling models to control the food’s freshness and to deliver it in a safe and on-demand quick manner. On the other hand, the inventory management system will connect this flow of control and the remote computing resources will be managed in the air or ground by the people.
These product deliveries around the air will be controlled through Mesh Network. It will also manage and relay the data between the drones about the wind speed, weather, routing, and temperature.
Amazon may take much time to launch this concept, or rather it will test its first airborne fulfillment center.