Can you see delivering product this way? I can think of lots of ways this could go wrong. I find it hard to take this seriously, but who knows what the future holds!
Amazon Prime Air To Deliver Packages Within 30 Minutes Of Ordering
Ready for unmanned drones coming from the sky delivering your products you ordered from Amazon less than 30 minutes ago? That may happen soon if Amazon gets it’s way.
It’s called Amazon Prime Air. Amazon has it ready to go, pending FAA regulations. Amazon appears to be serious. The company has been working on it in its R&D lab.
Amazon Prime Air
“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,” says Amazon. “It looks like science fiction, but it’s real. From a technology point of view, we’ll be ready to enter commercial operations as soon as the necessary regulations are in place. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is actively working on rules for unmanned aerial vehicles.”
“One day, Prime Air vehicles will be as normal as seeing mail trucks on the road today,” the company says in the Amazon Prime Air FAQ. “We hope the FAA’s rules will be in place as early as sometime in 2015. We will be ready at that time.”
CEO Jeff Bezos, admitted, however, that it could be four or five years.
The company notes that the FAA’s rules would prioritize public safety.
“Safety will be our top priority, and our vehicles will be built with multiple redundancies and designed to commercial aviation standards,” Amazon says.
Early on, it will be just for packages under five pounds and within ten miles of a fulfillment center. Much relies on the regulations set forth by the FAA.
According to Bezos, 86% of Amazon’s packages are under the five-pound weight limit.
Drones coming to your back porch? Who can say? I can’t see it as it’s riddled with problems but maybe that’s why I’m not Jeff Bezos!