Amazon.com Inc. has patented beacon pods that provide location information to delivery drones.

Filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in March 2015, the patent describes technology that could help the flying robots track down customer homes in areas with low or no satellite signals.

“The beacon pods may emit location information, which may replicate global positioning system (GPS) satellite information, provide a homing signal, provide access to a mobile telephone network as a signal…

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