Quick Note: Amazon to Use Unmanned Drones for 30 Minute Package Deliveries
December 2, 2013 11:51 AM
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It should finish testing in about four to five years
CEO Jeff Bezos said he wanted to use unmanned "Prime Air" drones for small package delivery.
During a "60 Minutes" interview with CBS correspondent Charlie Rose, Bezos said the company is currently testing unmanned, octocopter drones called "Prime Air" that have the ability to deliver small packages to customers in just 30 minutes.
The speedy delivery system would pick up packages up to five pounds in weight and deliver them directly to customers' homes or businesses. This could be pretty helpful to Amazin, since packages under five pounds represent about 86 percent of packages that Amazon delivers.
Bezos added that the Prime Air drones are only in testing right now, and they need more safety testing and FAA approvals before they can be used regularly. According to Bezos, this should be in about four to five years.
Check out more info on the drones from Amazon
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12/2/2013 7:13:41 PM
Given the lack of air police, I wonder how long it'll be before enterprising teenagers deploy their HK drones, dropping string into the props of Amazons octocopters to down them for their parts ... and maybe something nifty from Amazon too !
Death from Above !!
12/2/2013 11:42:17 PM
As long as they paint Pirate markings on their drones (preferably using FTL art as a template) I'm on board. Make sure you hit them with an EMP to disable their tracking devices!
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