Amazon Drones can deliver directly to customers by tracking smartphone location, according to US patent

Amazon’s in-the-works delivery drones will be able to track customer locations via the GPS location of their smartphones.

A patent, submitted to the US Patent and Trademark Office, will be able to aerially transport consumer goods in a fully automated state.

Submitted in September, the designs have been approved by the US patent office, stating that Amazon will employ multiple types of unmanned vehicle depending on package shapes and weights, using radar, sonar, mounted cameras and infrared to navigate.

Each individual unit will be able to contribute to a data network, feedback regarding weather and traffic conditions.

Just last month Amazon received its long-awaited permission to conduct drone tests in the US after a landmark decision from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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