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Amazon Prime Air

Tests delivery drones

30 Mar, 2015

With its team of roboticists, software engineers, aeronautics experts, and remote sensing experts, Amazon is testing delivery drones at a secret site in Canada. Amazon plans to fly autonomous drones ten miles or longer at 50mph while carrying payloads that weigh up to 5lbs. Amazon wants to offer customers a delivery-by-drone service, called Prime Air, that will deliver packages within thirty minutes after an order is placed.

We think that this new technology will provide huge benefits for our customers, who we think will love it, and for society more broadly.