Arrive’s drone delivery mailbox joins Amazon Sidewalk
Amazon’s own drones may not be delivering much – or often – but smart mailboxes that can accept drone deliveries are now a part of the Amazon Sidewalk community network.
Indianapolis-based Arrive (formerly Dronedek) says it has successfully integrated its drone delivery mailboxes with Amazon Sidewalk – a secure, low-cost network that can connect devices up to half a mile away.
The smart mailbox company, which recently raised more than $1.3 million through a crowdfunding campaign, will include the new technology in its devices slated to be distributed in the third quarter of 2023.
According to Amazon, its Sidewalk network is accessible to more than 90 percent of the US population today and is used by devices like Bluetooth trackers, security cameras, outdoor lighting, motion sensors, smart locks, as well as the company’s own Echo devices.
That’s not all. Sidewalk also makes feasible those devices that were previously too…