Amazon Prime Air

Amazon’s drone delivery service may have just been killed by the FAA

By on February 16, 2015 at 4:25 PM.

Amazon’s drone delivery service may have just been killed by the FAA

In late 2013, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled Amazon “Prime Air“, an ambitious project involving drones capable of delivering purchased items to Amazon Prime customers in just 30 minutes. NBC News now relays that Amazon’s grand vision for a futuristic drone-filled world took a hit over the weekend when the FAA proposed a set of strict regulations regarding the legality of commercial drone flights. More →

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Amazon Prime Air: Unmanned drones to ship packages in 30 minutes or less

By on December 2, 2013 at 8:30 AM.

Amazon Prime Air: Unmanned drones to ship packages in 30 minutes or less

Amazon on Sunday unveiled a bold new shipping initiative during CBS‘s popular TV show “60 Minutes:” Amazon Prime Air, which aims to ship packages to your door via air in 30 minutes or less from the time you place the order. Interestingly, these are completely autonomous drones, that don’t require pilots watching over them, as some of the other drones out there do. Instead, they rely solely on the preprogrammed GPS coordinates to ship packages and return to base. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos said during the interview with Charlie Rose that the drones will be able to carry up to 5 pounds in plastic boxes, which covers over 86% of the products sold by the giant retailer. More →

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