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Amazon Prime Air: Unmanned drones to ship packages in 30 minutes or less

02
Dec
2013

Amazon on Sunday unveiled a bold new shipping initiative during CBS‘s popular TV show “60 Minutes:” Amazon Prime Air, which aims to ship packages to your door via air in 30 minutes or less from the time you place the order. Interestingly, these are completely autonomous drones, that don’t require pilots watching over them, as some of the other drones out there do. Instead, they rely solely on the preprogrammed GPS coordinates to ship packages and return to base. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos said during the interview with Charlie Rose that the drones will be able to carry up to 5 pounds in plastic boxes, which covers over 86% of the products sold by the giant retailer. The drone is an

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