|An Amazon Drone arriving at a house.|
For those that have missed the buzz, the drones aka "Amazon Prime Air" aims to deliver packages within 30 minutes of the order being placed with the help of drones flying directly from Amazon’s "fulfillment centers" (i.e. warehouses) sprinkled around the country. See the 60 minutes video here
There has been many articles, video's, and tweets challenging whether the concept is a possibility or whether its just a publicity stunt. There has been many parodies and problems stories, and many creative idea's about taking the concept even further.
So what have the Amazon Drones got to do with Digital Keys?
We think quite a bit - we think that Digital Keys will help address some of the problems or weaknesses with the Amazon's drones which have been pointed out by many journalists.
In this blog we'll tackle the problems of the drones "delivery" and "timing" using Digital Keys. In offering solutions, we'll make a few assumptions, and the first assumption we'll make is that drones will be a reality in the next 4-5 years.
Delivery and Timing
Q1: How will Amazon accommodate those customers who want packages delivered to a specific area - and what about timing?
|Dude picks up package from backyard|