Amazon working on 'drone-based' Prime Air delivery service

Washington, Dec. 2 : Amazon is reportedly developing a 'drone-based' delivery service, the online store's founder Jeff Bezos has announced.

The service called Prime Air would be able to get customers their products in half-hour after they click the 'buy' button.

According to HUffington Post, Bezos' estimated that the service would be available to customers within 4 to 5 years.

The founder and CEO said that the drones will be capable of delivering items up to 5 pounds in weight, which account for 86 percent of the items that Amazon delivers.

The report said that the online mega store is still working on more safety testing and FAA approvals before the Prime Air fleet will be able take flight.

Bezos said that the hard part is putting in all the redundancy and reliability to say the drone can't land on somebody's head, the report added.

--ANI (Posted on 02-12-2013)

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