Technology is pouring into the automotive industry at an unprecedented rate this year; causing major disruptions that are itching for attention – like frustrated motorists on a highway during rush hour.
Drones as in the toy kids beg their parents to purchase after entering Toy Kingdom? Well, not exactly…
Although Amazon’s drone ambitions are still in its infancy, the brand calls these drones, “unmanned aerial vehicles” (UAV). We’re guessing the drone concept is much bigger than the average, easily-accessible child-friendly type.
Every army has a base camp…
After receiving the go-ahead from U.S Patent and Trademark Office, Amazon disclosed that the patent included their intentions to build trains, boats and planes, to dock its fleet of drones – sort of like a ‘maintenance facility’ from which the drones will be deployed.
But, short for mainsail is the leading question:
What is the zealous outcome sought after by Amazon’s production of mobile drone stations?
“Intermodal vehicles may be loaded with items and an aerial vehicle, and directed to travel to areas where demand for the items is known or anticipated. The intermodal vehicles may be coupled to locomotives, container ships, road tractors or other vehicles, and equipped with systems for loading one or more items onto the aerial vehicle, and for launching or retrieving the aerial vehicle while the intermodal vehicles are in motion. The areas where the demand is known or anticipated may be identified on any basis, including but not limited to past histories of purchases or deliveries to such areas, or events that are scheduled to occur in such areas. Additionally, intermodal vehicles may be loaded with replacement parts and/or inspection equipment, and configured to conduct repairs, servicing operations or inspections on aerial vehicles within the intermodal vehicles, while the intermodal vehicles are in motion.” – Amazon
But, you’re probably wondering “How will the drones keep charge and hold position in the air for the longest possible time required?” One step ahead of you, Amazon has looked into its biggest possible concern, aerial maintenance and battery power of the.
Well, this is where Amazon’s future fleet of mobile maintenance facilities on boats, planes, vehicles and trains, comes in.
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