Social Media Sidebar

Announcement

Please sign up, comment on articles and bring your friends!

Current poll

PlanetTech is asking:

What do you think about our new web site?

Love it, indeed
Really good solution
Same as old one
The old one was better
This is a new option

Quote of the day

Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.

 

Thomas Edison

Amazon is looking to leap to 30 minute delivery with Prime Air drones

RATE THIS! +9
Posted in Hardware on 3rd Dec, 2013 03:04 AM by AlexMuller

In a Sunday evening "60 Minutes" program aired on CBS Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos unveiled the new service, dubbed Prime Air, to CBS anchor Charlie Rose.

 

The company has been working on the "octocopter" project in a secret research and development lab at its Seattle, Wash.-based headquarters for months in efforts to ramp up its competition against its rivals. According to the program, the octocopter drones will pick up packages in small buckets at Amazon's fulfillment centers and fly directly to customers' nearby in as little as 30 minutes after they hit the "buy" button.

 
But the service won't launch overnight. In fact, it may take as long as four to five years for Prime Air drones to take to the skies. There needs to be FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) approval.
 
Prime Air is something the Amazon team has been working on in their next generation R and D lab. The goal of this new delivery system is to get packages into customers' hands in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles. Putting Prime Air into commercial use will take some number of years as we advance technology and wait for the necessary FAA rules and regulations. This is footage from a recent test flight. See page at http://amzn.to/PrimeAir
 
Amazon hopes FAA's rules will be in place as early as sometime in 2015. 
 


Tags: AmazondroneoctocopterdeliveryPrime AirUAVunmanned aerial vehicleFAA

Read original article » Back to category

Comments

Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-03
+1
This is so ambitious, amazing. Indeed, the delivery time could be the most important factor when choosing an online purchase- 30 min is great
2 Replies
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-03
+0
Drone delivery - fact or fiction? Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-03
+1
The US Federal Aviation Administration is yet to approve the use of unmanned drones for civilian purposes- perhaps fiction for now
2 Replies
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-03
+0
From a technology point of view, Amazon will be ready to enter commercial operations as soon as the necessary regulations are in place Reply
Reply
Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-03
+0
This idea about the service called Prime Air comes as Amazon is looking to improve its efficiency to boost growth. Reply


 

Recent headlines

  • Posted in Science on 2018-07-19 10:46:11
    Ground based telescopes have surpassed Hubble Space.....read more
    Posted in Science on 2018-07-19 10:41:40
    Cannabinoids may have a vast array of anti-cancer effects..read more
    Posted in Business on 2018-07-18 06:05:12
    U.S. Solar Has Grown 39-Fold In Last Decade..read more
    Posted in Business on 2018-07-18 05:58:21
    How Will We Shop in the Future?..read more
    Posted in Science on 2018-07-17 06:21:48
    How magnetized wire can detect cancer cells in your blood..read more
Posted in Business on 2013-10-10 01:33
China is working towards a manned lunar mission in about.....read more
Posted in Business on 2013-10-20 07:17
Spacex says China is their main competitor for commercial.....read more
Posted in Software on 2013-10-20 06:43
Pirate Bay Browser Clocks 1,000,000 Downloads..read more
Posted in Medicine on 2013-10-10 02:10
Google reportedly investing hundreds of millions into new.....read more
Posted in Medicine on 2013-10-14 03:13
Endothelial Cells Can Repair and Regenerate Organs,.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Spacex says China is their main competitor for commercial.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Staring at Your Phone Could Be Making You Short Sighted..read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Oculus Rift virtual reality headset coming to mobile, but.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
China is working towards a manned lunar mission in about.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Delivering drugs via nanoparticles to target mitochondria..read more

Recent Blog Posts

  • Posted by AlexMuller
    In five years quantum computing will be mainstream..read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Google partners with Johnson and Johnson to make lower cost.....read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Electron holography microscope with spatial resolution down to.....read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Lower cost advanced Nuclear power could dominate future US energy..read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Why Hasn’t AI Mastered Language Translation?..read more

Login to your Account

Login to your PlanetTech Account here

Username:
Password:
Remember me
or

Create a New Account

You just need username and password

The following errors occured:
Username:
Email:
Password:
Verify password:
Remember me