Amazon Prime Air: Unmanned Aerial Drone Delivers Package to Your Door in Approximately 30 Minutes

Nope, this isn’t an April’s fools joke.

It’s just like getting a present from a sponsor in The Hunger Games!

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 technology and wait for the necessary FAA rules and regulations. This is footage from a recent test flight.

[Amazon on Youtube]





13 Responses to Amazon Prime Air: Unmanned Aerial Drone Delivers Package to Your Door in Approximately 30 Minutes

  1. Nice idea, let’s make more working class people unemployed because we can’t wait 3 days for our packages to arrive… Plus the FAA would never approve this too much traffic.

    • Clearly you don’t understand how the market works. According to you we should dumb down all of mankind’s innovation because you’re scared of unemployment. It’s that kind of thinking that killed the electric car. (In case you didn’t know it’s called the invisible hand in the market). It works out for the better.

  2. Everyone talks about taking them down for 1 package. Obviously if law was of no concern people would constantly be taking down ups trucks for the multiple goods inside. The problem is going to be more safety and faa airspace concerns. If one drops out of the sky ouch.

  3. Interesting that they show it as a delivery mechanism for a rural/suburban area. One would think such a service wouldn’t be very plausible just for the distances involved. A loaded quadcopter wouldn’t exactly be fast, nor have much range.

  4. so the packaging is free too? that along with everything else that people have said makes this less and less practical. isn’t there a weight and distance limit for these things?

  5. they mentioned it would be within a 10 mile radius of selected locations but thats about it. also about shooting them down itll probably have cameras and gps and hold the same consequences as if you hid in a tree and shot at a delivery truck which by the way people dont do and totally could for the same reason