Amazon is planning to deliver packages to customers within 30 minutes by using its flying machines, i.e. “octocopter” drones that are planned to be launched commercially within next 4-5 years. The new delivery system is known as ‘Prime Air’ by Amazon.
Amazon, a huge online retailer and technological company, has successfully patented the idea of smartphone “airbags” that will protect the smartphones from damage after being dropped due to the attached motion sensors. These motion sensors would protect the phone from impact of the floor as a result of mini airbags and jet streams.
The patent for the idea was filed in America by Amazon’s founder, Jeff Bezos, 48, a self-made billionaire.
He wrote in patent, “A system and method for protecting devices from impact damage is provided. Prior to impact between a surface and a device, a determination of a risk of damage to the device is made. If the risk of damage to the device exceeds a threshold, a protection system is activated to reduce or substantially eliminate damage to the device.”