In an effort to accelerate development of drone delivery service, Amazon announced an investment in a new research and development center that will be located in Paris Region.
The fledgling drone service is known as Prime Air, and the new Prime Air Development Center will be based in Clichy, France. The new center will be home to about a dozen software developers, who will initially focus on creating a system for traffic management.
“France is packed with talent. Its academic excellence is globally renowned, and we believe that this unique savoir-faire will play a pivotal role as we continue to innovate on behalf of customers” added Frédéric Duval, country manager of Amazon.fr, said in a statement.