Amazon on Sunday unveiled a bold new shipping initiative during CBS‘s popular TV show “60 Minutes:”
The drone is an octa-copter that relies solely on electric power to run and can travel around 10 miles to reach its destination. Furthermore, Bezos said that it can still operate in case one of the eight engines fails, and added that security is very important for the company, as these flying devices will only land at their specified destination.
Amazon Prime Air will not be available to buyers immediately, as Bezos expects it to receive FAA approval at some point in 2015 at the earliest. Pricing details have not been specified for the
On a different note, Bezos dodged a question during the interview regarding a rumored future Amazon product, the set-top box it’s said to launch in the coming months. As for the other rumored new Amazon products, the first Amazon smartphones, they were not mentioned during the interview.
In addition to the test flight of an Amazon drone in the video above, here are more video snippets from CBS’s “60 Minutes” show that aired the news about Amazon’s new approach to fast package delivery.