Sunday, December 1, 2013

Amazon PrimeAir: Delivering Your Packages with Drones (video)

Let's face it... when it comes to shopping nothing beats searching for what you want while sitting on the couch in your underwear trolling the pages of Amazon. Not only is this a convenient and quick method of shopping, the delivery time of your products, according to Jeff Bezos, will get even faster with Amazon's delivery drone service, Amazon PrimeAir
-Learn more about it and a video of it in action below: 

Amazon has an innovative way planned of delivering your products that seem like science fiction. Bezos stated in the interview with 60 Minutes that from the time of sale order to delivery will be as fast as 30-minutes (wow!). It turns out this planned delivery system is very real and is expected to 'launch' in the next few years. 
Check out what Jeff Bezos had to say about it below: 
Benzos says the project, which is heavily in the R&D stage right now, couldn't debut before 2015 even if Amazon were ready because of FAA regulations, but even then Prime Air will probably still be a few years out. Bezos estimates that it will be another four or five years (2019). He told 60 Minutes, "It will work and it will happen, and it's gonna be a lot of fun." 

The goal is for PrimeAir to do quick and light deliveries (Bezos called out kayaks as an item that the drones probably won't be able to handle) around something like a 10-mile radius. The drone fleet would be greener than using trucks because it would be all electric, and people's stuff would find them wherever they were based on GPS coordinates they entered at checkout. It's not much of a stretch to think about the service using phone tracking so a PrimeAir drone could deliver tupperware to whichever grassy knoll your picnic ends up on.
The future is NOW...!!! 

via gizmodo

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