The Latest in IT Security

Delivery drones are coming: Jeff Bezos promises half-hour shipping with Amazon Prime Air

02
Dec
2013

Jeff Bezos is nothing if not a showman. Amazons CEO loves a good reveal, and took the opportunity afforded by a 60 Minutes segment to show off his companys latest creation: drones that can deliver packages up to five pounds, to your house in less than half an hour. Theyre technically octocopters, as part of a program called Amazon Prime Air. A drone sits at the end of a conveyer belt, waiting to pick up a package — Bezos says 86 percent of Amazons packages are under five pounds — and can carry them up to ten miles from the fulfillment center. As soon as Amazon can work out the regulations and figure out how to prevent your packages from being dropped on your head from above, Bezos promised, there will be a fleet of shipping drones taking the sky.

Comments are closed.

Categories

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2020
WHITE PAPERS

Mission-Critical Broadband – Why Governments Should Partner with Commercial Operators:
Many governments embrace mobile network operator (MNO) networks as ...

ARA at Scale: How to Choose a Solution That Grows With Your Needs:
Application release automation (ARA) tools enable best practices in...

The Multi-Model Database:
Part of the “new normal” where data and cloud applications are ...

Featured

Archives

Latest Comments