Amazon has done it again. Last week they introduced a convenient way to shop in convenience stores. A few days ago, they take their delivery service up to the sky.
Currently on a run test of their newly anticipated service, Amazon Prime Air flew on the skies of UK for its first delivery. As the commercial says, their specially made drone delivers goods weighing 5 pounds and less.
That advertisement sleekly defies the common idiom “sky is the limit”.
Since drone delivery services are not affected by land traffic, a product can arrive on the door for approximately 13 minutes.
I have a few questions though I have to ask.
First, I wonder how weather conditions can affect drone delivery services. For sure the company consider this too. I assume that drones will not flight during storms and heavy rain.
Second, what are the security measures that Amazon reinforced in case of robbery or theft of their drones and the products inside it? The commercial said that Prime Air can carry small gadgets to dog food. Would that make the drones easy targets for those who have malicious intent?
Third, the commercial features the British country side. Does it also mean that drone delivery is limited to the rural areas since there are anticipated problems in the cities — not to mention complications in condominium residences.
Lastly, how does Amazon consider cultural diversity? How will drone services adjust from varying living conditions.
I am confident though that after the test runs in the UK, the drone service still has a long way to be applied worldwide. I am pretty sure it will be different elsewhere.
For now, I thank Amazon for initiating ideas that will revolutionalize the ways we do deliveries.