Amazon testing 30-minute deliveries using drones

Get goods in half-an-hourAmazon is keen on having your ordered goods delivered to you within 30 minutes. The company is now testing delivery packages using drones, CEO Jeff Bezos has announced.

On the CBS television programme 60 Minutes, Bezos announced that Amazon is currently testing delivery packages with the help of drones. For those not in the know, drones are unmanned aerial vehicles that can be autonomously controlled by computers within the vehicle or via a remote control.

Amazon now hopes to use drones to deliver packages that weigh up to five pounds to houses in the amount of time it takes for a pizza to get to your house. In a blog post, the company writes that it hopes by 2015, the drones will be as common a sight as Amazon’s delivery trucks on the road. The programme is dubbed Amazon Prime Air and the goal is to have packages in the customer’s hands in 30 minutes or less.

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