Amazon wants to deploy Prime Air delivery drones

Amazon has unveiled their new prototype delivery system, Prime Air, which aims to use “autonomous quadcopters” to deliver orders within 30 minutes.

Jeff Bezos, speaking on the 60 Minutes TV show, said the quadcopters will be able to deliver a five-pound (2.3 kg) package to addresses up to 10 miles away from an Amazon fulfillment centre within 30 minutes.

“The hard part here is putting in all the redundancy – All the reliability to say this can’t land on somebody’s head,” said Bezos.

Amazon said on their Q&A page that their new deliver method will be ready by 2015.

Below you can see the video of the futuristic prototype: