On Sunday, Amazon introduced Prime Air, a first of it’s kind delivery system to deliver the packages to customers in less than 30 minutes through its unmanned drones.
Jeff Bezos, CEO and founder of Amazon revealed the Prime Air concept during the popular CBS show “60 Minutes” last Sunday and told that the service will be available for 5-pounds or less weighing packages.
Amazon also posted a video on its website, which shows the recent test of Prime Air drones. The video demonstrate how a person buys the item and orders it via Prime Air feature then the package will be picked by the delivery drone and flying over the city and delivers the product to the person on time.
“One day, Prime Air vehicles will be as normal as seeing mail trucks on the road today,” the company said in a brief Q&A on Amazon.com.
The world’s largest online retailer also said that it is working on the Prime Air feature in its high end R&D lab, and promises to deliver this feature as soon as possible.
“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,” Amazon said.
Although there will be some rules and regulations for unmanned aerial drones in certain cities and for certain heights, the company said that the Prime Air will be ready for those rules at the time, at least in 2015.
Earlier this year, Domino’s Pizza also introduced the “Domicopter” similar to this drone and also posted a similar video delivering the Pizza box to the person who ordered it.
We should also recall that Amazon has changed the way how online stores works. Being the largest online store on earth, it keeps on experimenting with fastest ways to deliver the items brought from its website. Currently, it provides free, 2 days delivery for its Amazon Prime members. Recently, the company has also tried the same-day delivery option, expanded the grocery delivery via Amazon Fresh (currently in Seattle and Los Angeles cities) and also announced to tie up with U.S. Postal to provide Sunday deliveries.[source]