In the near future, your Amazon packages may be arriving via drone.
The founder and CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, announced the innovation to Charlie Rose on Sunday night’s 60 Minutes. The online retailer hopes to accelerate delivery time significantly with the new system, called Amazon Prime Air.
“We can do half hour delivery and we think we can carry objects up to five pounds,” Bezos told Rose. But don’t expect your new toaster to arrive via unmanned drove immediately — it won’t be available for another “four or five years.”
According to their website, “Putting Prime Air into commercial use will take some number of years as we advance the technology and wait for the necessary FAA rules and regulations.”