Saturday, 18 January 2014

Amazon Prime Air

Is this for real? Amazon.com are promising to deliver products by drone in the near future and have supplied this video as evidence of their capacity to do so. They say it is all real. They expect to have it happening by 2015, or as soon as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) works out the rules and...
... an approach for unmanned aerial vehicles that will prioritize public safety. Safety will be our top priority, and our vehicles will be built with multiple redundancies and designed to commercial aviation standards.

Personally, I want to see them delivering to anywhere in Manhattan. Or Tokyo. Or the Sydney CBD. Or even Hindley Street, Adelaide.

1 comment:

Kathy Smart said...

It's been in scientific news for some time. Ordinary firms would never stand a chance doing this, there are too many unsafe aspects to it, but if Amazon is anything like Google with their self-driving cars, I'd say the drones are coming.

Drones are on the wishlist for road-less Africa, as well. There is a plan to deliver supplies to people without road access, called, wait for it, the Matternet.