Amazon has lifted the lid on its top secret laboratory in Cambridge – which has been developing drones to deliver packages to people’s homes.
In a world exclusive, the News was given a tour of their workshop today in Castle Park, just off Castle Street, along with eight children from the Year 5 class at Steeple Morden School.
We were shown around the laboratory which has been nestled just a stone’s throw from the city centre unbeknown to the general public for several years.
The internet retail giant is developing its Prime Air service, where drones will safely deliver packages to people’s homes in under 30 minutes.
Cambridge is home to the largest outdoor testing facility in the UK and is one of a number of testing sites in the country along with laboratories in Austria, Israel and the US.
Kristen Kish, corporate communications for Prime Air, told the News: “We’re continuing to do more and more in Cambridgeshire. It’s continuing to be an area of significance and importance for Amazon. We want to get the talent and want to encourage science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with students here, it’s just so important we’re promoting that science. Read more