Dallas, Texas 07/29/2015 (Financialstrend) – Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is leaving nothing to chance on its push to get drones approved for commercial purposes. The e-commerce giant wants to someday, be able to make deliveries using high-speed drones as a way of relieving itself, of on time delivery pressure.
Amazon Suggestion on Airspace Allocation
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is suggesting a 200-foot space of air between 200 to 400 feet from the ground be reserved for drone flying. The buffer zone is necessary for keeping everything safe and preventing coalition between manned and unmanned objects flying around.
Amazon proposes that planes be limited to flying above 500 feet. Drones fitted with collision avoidance technology and reliable links, on the other hand, be allowed to fly just about 400 feet from the ground. Other drones normally used for surveying or video should be able to fly approximately 200 feet from the ground. The fact that drones being developed are complicated and autonomous calls for the separation of the airspace according to the e-commerce giant.
However, the proposals still leave a lot to be answered especially on how to detect which drones are supposed to fly in a given airspace from the ground. NASA on its part suggests drones be allowed to pick their routes in airspace with limited traffic.
The need For Drone Tracking
Approval of unmanned objects in the airspace is a hot subject at the moment with many regulators slowly accepting the fact that one-day approval for the same may be needed. Tracking of the drones while flying should come into play according to Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). The company’s head of drone delivery division has already confirmed that they are creating a blueprint for an air traffic system that for monitoring drone movements.
Stakes are enormous at the moment calling for a traffic cop to monitor all drones running unmanned in the air. The proliferation of drones in the sky is on the rise having already forced the grounding of planes in some airports because of safety concerns. SZ DJI Technology Co and Parrot SA considered the two largest drone makers have already sold more than 3 million devices worldwide calling for regulations to prevent future disasters.