Amazon Unveils Flying Delivery Drones on ’60 Minutes’

Amazon is excited to share Prime Air – something the team has been working on in our next generation R&D lab. The goal of this new delivery system is to get packages into customers’ hands in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles.  Putting Prime Air into commercial use will take some number of years as we advance technology and wait for the necessary FAA rules and regulations. This is footage from a recent test flight.

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Here’s the 60 Minutes report

 

 

2 comments to Amazon Unveils Flying Delivery Drones on ’60 Minutes’

  • Daniel K

    So my thoughts…how would they account for obstructions like telephone wires, road signs, etc? What if I put a holiday decoration in my yard and it snags it? What if it encounters a flock of birds? My assumption is that they would need AMAZING collision avoidance systems. Are my packages going to sit in my front yard all day instead of by the door out of sight?

    Also, I’m assuming they would want those yellow cartons back? Does the drone pick it up later or do you have to ship it back via truck? What happens in 20+ years when all companies have these things and you can’t look in the sky without seeing swarms of these suckers flying around.

 
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