Multi-million-euro drone-delivery tests are been carried out by Amazon behind a wall of hay bales. A blue control with aerial has been spotted in a field five miles east of the internets giant’s research centre in Cambridge, U.K. Engineers have been seen putting out landing mats for drone landing trials.
A hiker in the area said; ” I was told by security guards to move away. They have obviously gone to great lengths to hide the testing site from public view.”
Amazon wants to use drones to deliver packages to homes, claiming they are greener and safer than vans. The Civil Aviation Authority lifted drone flying restrictions in July to allow Amazon to test its devices, which can fly for 10 miles at 400ft and carry packages weight up to 5lb.