Amazon to launch drone delivery service in College Station, Texas
Just a month after it announced it will begin aerial deliveries to people in Lockeford, CA, meta-marketplace Amazon revealed Friday it will roll out similar drone services in College Station, TX.
Both venues are expected to allow Amazon to initiate and fine tune drone delivery operations as an additional, speedy transportation option for customers in what should be environments conducive to UAV activity. But it seems likely Amazon will be getting different kinds of experience from the two towns – a mix that may be put to use when it scales the aerial transport service to urban environments of all sizes across the US in future.
Indeed, though an Amazon press release said the company is particularly attracted to “the small-town feel, and the sense of community” in College Station, the city will provide interesting contrasts to the even smaller, semi-rural Lockeford, population 3,521. Amazon’s new Texas site of drone deliveries, by contrast, is a…