Amazon Completes Its First Drone Delivery
More deliveries are scheduled for testing over the coming months.
Amazon has completed its very first drone delivery with a successful sojourn in a tiny corner of rural England. The first package delivered contained a Fire TV device and popcorn and went to a farmhouse near Cambridge in about 13 minutes. You'd think for the first drone delivery a more impressive set of items might have been ordered, but hey -- to each their own.
This is the beginning of Amazon's drone initiative, which has taken about three years to put together with regulatory issues, naysayers, and other issues. It's finally happening, and the goal is to get customers their packages within a very reasonable 30 minutes. It definitely met its goal with the first delivery, but further test runs are planned with additional customers in larger areas.
Jeff Bezos wrote a congratulatory tweet to commemorate the first drone delivery as well"
First-ever #AmazonPrimeAir customer delivery is in the books. 13 min—click to delivery. Check out the video: https://t.co/Xl8HiQMA1S pic.twitter.com/5HGsmHvPlE— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) December 14, 2016
Customers who live in the test area in Cambridge can opt in via a Prime Air app, and items must weigh less than 5 pounds to qualify. Unfortunately if you live in the United States, it looks like you might be waiting a while to see how drone deliveries work for you.