Amazon To Deliver Using Drones in 4-5 Years
The internet is a buzz with Amazon’s announcement that they intend to provide delivery services using Drones in the very near future. In fact, they are talking about 4-5 years out!
The Amazon team have been working on drone deliveries in R&D. Amazon says that this video is from a recent test flight.
The goal of Amazon Prime is to get packages into customers’ hands in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles.
Amazon says that “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”.
According to the Amazon Prime Air FAQ page “The FAA is actively working on rules and an approach for unmanned aerial vehicles that will prioritize public safety”.
We have already seen concept videos for pizza delivery using Drones and news in Europe that Drones may soon deliver newspapers and the mail.
Looks like the air space above us is going to get really busy…and soon!