Amazon Prime Air: Delivery by Drones Could Arrive As Early as 2015

Amazon Prime Air: Delivery by Drones Could Arrive As Early as 2015
December 1, 2013
Jeff Bezos
For the next few weeks UPS, FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service will be working overtime to make sure you get your holiday gifts on time, but if Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos gets his way, in the future, it might be delivery drones working those extra hours.

December 1, 2013
By Joanna Stern
abcNEWS.com

The package is pulled off the lines by the octocopter, and then using GPS it is directed to the delivery address. When it arrives it releases the package on the doorstep. Because the octocopter has eight blades, Bezos said, if one broke the drone would still be able to safely drop off a package. As many have remarked, it looks like something out of the Jetsons. But the future will take some time to arrive, and it's not because of technology capabilities. "The hardest challenge in making this happen is demonstrating to the standards of the FAA that this is a safe thing to do. This is years of additional work at this point," Bezos said. The FAA's rules surrounding unmanned aerial vehicles could be in place as early as 2015, Amazon says.

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