Amazon is testing its drone delivery system at a secret location in Canada, according to The Guardian. The report follows the company’s complaints over U.S. aviation regulators’ speed.
The company is using the undisclosed location to perfect a system CEO Jeff Bezos first revealed at the end of 2013 called Amazon Prime Air. The company’s goal is to use small autonomous drones to deliver customers’ packages with speeds unmatched by ground vehicles. However, it isn’t clear if Amazon’s drone plans would mesh with proposed Federal Aviation Administration regulations governing commercial drone flights.
From The Guardian:
Amazon recently received FAA clearance to test some of its delivery drones in the United States. However, Amazon said last week that FAA approval only applied to an aircraft model that was already obsolete.
The FAA is expected to vote on long-delayed commercial drone rules by the end of the year, potentially putting an end to years of uncertainty regarding the practice.