Amazon Prime Air prepares to deliver your packages via drones

From the blog of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine:
“We’re excited to share Prime Air – something the team has been working on in our next generation R&D lab,” Amazon.com announced today. “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.

“Frequently Asked Questions

“Q: Is this science fiction or is this real?
A: It looks like science fiction, but it’s real. From a technology point of view, we’ll be ready to enter commercial operations as soon as the necessary regulations are in place. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is actively working on rules for unmanned aerial vehicles.”

More details are here.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

5 thoughts on “Amazon Prime Air prepares to deliver your packages via drones”

  1. It would be interesting to hear what Amazon’s liability attorneys would say about drone package delivery. Just because the technology is available doesn’t make it a good idea.

    They would be easy to steal, so there might be a whole new black market for drones, drone stealing, drone protection from private detectives with other drones and police drones. Property management companies could hire drones to see what is going on with their rentals. Maybe pizza delivery could be done by drones with insulated containers, and you wouldn’t have to tip a drone. Heck in the very near future your neighborhood could be buzzing with drones, wouldn’t that be great?

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