Amazon Establishing Drone Research Center In France

Amazon is setting up a new drone research center in France to increase its work on Prime Air. The Prime Air Development Center is located in Clichy, France, placing it in a suburb of Paris. Around a dozen software developers will initially be working at the facility.

They'll be tasked with developing a system for traffic management.

This team of talented engineers will be instrumental in developing the world's safest and most sophisticated traffic management software for autonomous drones, - Paul Misener, Amazon

Amazon wants to launch Prime Air as a way to quickly deliver small to medium size packages in many parts of the world. The company's traffic management system will work alongside traditional air traffic control.