We’re excited to share Prime Air — something the team has been working on in our next generation R&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 the technology and wait for the necessary FAA rules and regulations.
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6 thoughts on “I want it NOW!”
I am thinking this is either an elaborate hoax, or I will look forward to a hailstorm of iPads on my farm.
Hope I get to them before the raccoons eat through the boxes.
“If they win, let’s throw possums at them.”
My cat’s not gonna like this.
As I look at my calendar, I see that it isn’t April 1, and yet . . . .
Not in the next 10 years, there is a whole raft of legislation about to hit small / medium sized Drones
A few stories like these are starting to create ripples – http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/2/4795488/drone-crash-landing-accident-new-york
If you want to see some good drone stuff ( First Person View – FPV ) see – http://team-blacksheep.com/
The barriers to entry are dropping fast – you can get totally set up with a pretty competent basic system for about $700
I wanna see the size of the copter unit they send to deliver my new Microwave oven. Does it have a parachute?
I say trebuchets and parachutes. It’s more sustainable.
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