Amazon Reveals New Drone Highway Plans

At NASA’s UTM Convention today, Amazon reported elements of an plan intended to make commercial drone highways a viable future. The organization laid out its vision for a multi-layered superhighway in the sky, one in which all drones hovering over 200 feet would be able to communicate with each other and avoid collisions with other quadcopters.

It’s an effort to put an end to the “anything goes” environment that has been the standard for drones for commercial use and upgrade it with a cutting edge aviation authority framework. It plans to build up an essential administrative system and set of specialized measures that drone manufacturers can make use of.


This would set up the airspace for hundreds of drones to share the airspace over a city, for nearly any purpose. Of course, Amazon’s primary interest in drones is for delivering small packages to their customers.

Amazon’s proposition would make a slower, local flight space for movement underneath 200 feet and a fast track for long distance transport between 200 and 400 feet. Elevations between 400 and 500 feet would turn into a no-fly zone, and anything over that is now against FAA regulations for specialists. While some business drone administrators are pushing to fly expansive UAS over 500 feet, Amazon is keeping away from that exchange for the time being.

Business airplanes are represented by FAA’s Air Traffic Control, and in Amazon’s vision, there would be a comparable headquarters and control center that takes in information about the position of every drone and shares it with each other vehicle joined with the system. There would likewise be vehicle-to-vehicle correspondence, like what we are beginning to see with self-driving cars.



Access to the diverse layers of the airspace would be administered by how well your drone can speak with its pilot, the charge and control system, and different drones.

In case you’re working a radio-controlled quadcopter with no WiFi connection, then you would be limited to the range beneath 200 feet. That may annoy a few specialists, however given that even modest shopper drones are presently joined with the web through their applications, it appears to be far-fetched that there will be an excess of UAS which fall into this class. Keeping in mind complex sense and dodge innovation is not yet far reaching among beginner quadcotpers owners, we are starting to see it in new high-end drone models.

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