In Brief
  • The public got its first look at two of the new Amazon Prime Air delivery drones this weekend at Austin’s South by Southwest conference under the supervision of a security guard.
  • Drones are poised to improve not only the package delivery process, but also global healthcare, construction, agriculture, and so much more.

Prime Air Time

Amazon unveiled its new delivery drones this weekend at Austin’s South by Southwest (SXSW) conference. For the very first time, the public was able to get up close and personal with two of the unmanned fliers, all under the careful supervision of a security guard.

The upgraded drones now come equipped with sense and avoid technology. This should help prevent the drones from colliding with other flying machines as well as improve their ability to share airspace with birds. The added tech will also make it easier for the drones to complete accurate deliveries.