Amazon has been up to no good – they’ve been working on delivery drones that CEO Jeff Bezos believes could zip through the air and delivery goods to customers less than five years from now as part of its “Prime Air” service. These unmanned aerial vehicles are currently in development.
They are being called the “Octocopter” and they potentially would be able to fly packages from Amazon warehouses to customers’ doorsteps in as little as 30 minutes from the time the customer hits the “Buy” button. That’s pretty impressive but we can’t help but assume there would be a certain weight limit on the packages these drones could fly with.
Bezos told 60 Minutes that the drones could carry packages up to five pounds, which accounts for around 86% of the items Amazon sells. Amazon predicts that ‘one day seeing Prime Air vehicles in the sky “will be as normal as seeing mail trucks on the road today.” So whenever the FAA introduces regulations for private drones, this thing could be a-go and reportedly that could be as early as 2015.