Amazon unveiled a new drone that could be delivering packages to customers in 30 minutes or less, within the next few months, a massive step toward a goal that has eluded the retailer for years, Reuters reports.

Unveiled at the company’s “re:MARS” conference in Las Vegas, the drone is able to take off and land vertically like a helicopter.

This is a massive step forward from when Amazon made its first customer delivery by drone in the United Kingdom in 2016. Hype around the service has long outpaced reality as delivery drones struggled to overcome navigating past telephone wires and other hard-to-see objects.

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The drones are equipped with three sensor types visual thermal and ultra sonic to help stop it from crashing into your fluffy dog in the backyard. 

But, this model promises to be more stable and able to spot moving objects better than humans can said Jeff Wilke, the CEO consumer worldwide at Amazon at the conference.


Wilke explains how the drone won't crash into your fluffy dog in the backyard.


And this is the new flight test video revealed at re:MARS 2019.

Wilke said the new models can fly up to 24 km and capable of carrying payloads of up to 2.3 kg. 

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