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Why Amazon Delivery Drones Won’t Work

Amazon.com says in a few years, your orders will be delivered to your door by drones! But before this happens, there’s a few (major) issues to be worked out. Anthony explains their plan, and if their high-flying idea has crashed and burned before even taking off.

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Delivery drones are coming: Jeff Bezos promises half-hour shipping with Amazon Prime Air

“Jeff Bezos is nothing if not a showman. Amazon’s CEO loves a good reveal, and took the opportunity afforded by a 60 Minutes segment to show off his company’s latest creation: drones that can deliver packages up to 5 pounds to your house in less than half an hour. They’re technically octocopters, as part of a program called “Amazon Prime Air.”

Domestic-Drone Industry Prepares for Big Battle With Regulators

“There’s been a lot of hype around unmanned drones becoming a fixture over U.S. airspace, both forlaw enforcement use and for operations by businesses as varied as farmers and filmmakers. All have big implications for traditional conceptions of privacy, as unmanned planes can loiter over people’s backyards and snap pictures for far longer than piloted aircraft.”

Drone Hijacking? That’s Just the Start of GPS Troubles

On the evening of June 19, a group of researchers from the University of Texas successfully hijacked a civilian drone at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico during a test organized by the Department of Homeland Security.

Domestic Drones

“U.S. law enforcement is greatly expanding its use of domestic drones for surveillance. Routine aerial surveillance would profoundly change the character of public life in America.”

Game Changers: The Future of GPS

“As one of the world’s leading experts on GPS technology, Dr. Humphreys caught the attention of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for his recent research on defending against intentional GPS jamming of drones over U.S. airspace.”

Integration of Civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) Roadmap

“Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and operations have significantly increased in number, technical complexity, and
sophistication during recent years without having the same history of compliance and oversight as manned aviation.”

FAA Releases New Drone List—Is Your Town on the Map?

“The Federal Aviation Administration has finally released a new drone authorization list.”

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