Amazon Announces “Prime Air” Drone delivery service

primeair On 60-mins Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos took to 60 Minutes to reveal the company’s latest delivery method: drones. No not NSA Spy drones, but Amazon drones that will be capable of delivery packages 5lbs or less within a 10 mile radius. The drones will be capable of delivering packages up to five pounds (86 percent of orders are apparently under that), with the aim of getting them to your house in under half an hour. The system is called Prime Air and the octo-copter drones, which wait, ready to deliver, at the end of conveyor belts, have a range of 10 miles. As Amazon puts, “Putting Prime Air into commercial use will take some number of years as we advance the technology and wait for the necessary FAA rules and regulations” and Bezos himself added in the segment that it won’t be before 2015 at the very earliest

 

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