Amazon’s 30 Minute Drone Delivery Service Close To Becoming Reality [VIDEO]
This is incredible. We've heard rumors of Amazon's drone delivery service, but this is a first look at how it would work. This is Amazon Prime Air.
According to USA Today,
Amazon revealed the latest prototype of drones it will deploy as part of its Prime Air service using the unmanned aerial devices to deliver packages in under 30 minutes.
According to details released Sunday by the online retailing giant, Amazon says the drones weigh 55 pounds and can carry packages weighing up to 5 pounds. The drones fly under 400 feet and use "sense and avoid" technology to dodge potential obstacles en route to its delivery destination.
So, are these things going to be everywhere or what? Obviously, Amazon has a ton of Prime customers, which would mean thousands of these drones in the sky at all times, that is of course, if the service is popular and heavily utilized.
I'm assuming Amazon Prime Air will take off (ha ha). So, they're going to need a large fleet of these drones and eventually they'll have to be bigger to accommodate orders over 5 pounds.