Sunday, December 1, 2013

Amazon Prime Air to Use Octocopters to Deliver Packages in 30 minutes or Less (Still Needs FAA Approval)

Source: Amazon.com
Remember Domino's Pizza's DomiCopter? Now Amazon Prime Air wants to get into the drone delivery game. But octocopter delivery still needs to be approved by the FAA, which could take years.

Amazon Prime Air:

We're 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 the technology and wait for the necessary FAA rules and regulations.

Check out this footage from a recent test flight.



Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos showed the drone to Charlie Rose on 60 Minutes tonight.

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