The world eCommerce giant Amazon is now all set to change the face of the delivery system. As per a recent tweet by BOX CEO, Aaron Levie, Amazon is testing out flying delivery drones to deliver packages within 30 Minutes in the customer hands.
Named as Amazon Prime Air, the system deploys 8-propeller drones which are basically the unmanned aerial vehicles. In looks, its just like some remote controlled airplane which can hold a small plastic box and can transport it from fulfillment centres to the customers.
As explained by Jeff Bezos, these aerial vehicles depend upon GPS to deliver their cargo.
Although the concept is mind blowing and thrilling, but you have to wait for some more years to see it in practice. As a part of the testing phase, the company have already made deliveries in China. Also, as reported, a textbook rental startup in Australia will also use the service starting from next spring to deliver packages to its sydney customers.
As per the FAQ section, Amazon is currently waiting for the necessary Federal Aviation Administration(FAA) rules and regulations, which are expected to come in 2015. Also, the company ensures that safety will be their top priority and vehicles will be built with multiple redundancies and designed to commercial aviation standards.
“It looks like science fiction, but it’s real. One day, Prime Air vehicles will be as normal as seeing mail trucks on the road today. We hope the FAA’s rules will be in place as early as sometime in 2015. We will be ready at that time”
Here are some tweets to let you know what the world is saying about the marvelous Amazon drones:
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