Amazon’s Drone Program Has Taken Liftoff

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Push Back In the U.S Ends With Success In The U.K

Online giant retailer Amazon did not have much luck in the U.S with the Federal Aviation Administration. But they have already found success in England. In the U.S, certain regulations such as only flying a drone within the line of sight of the operator have stopped the program. On the other hand, exceptions for Amazon’s drone program have been made in England by the aviation regulators. This has made it possible for the first commercial drone delivery to take place on December 7th, 2016.

First Commercial Drone Delivery

After three years of regulation obstacles, Amazon Prime Air was able to deliver its first package. The first order was delivered to Richard B. who lives in a two-story farmhouse about 2 miles away from an Amazon warehouse near Cambridge, U.K. The order included popcorn and a Fire TV video-streaming device. The total time of delivery was 13 minutes which is less than half the 30 minute time Amazon aims to do. Amazon Prime Air will allow the company to better control their delivery network and compete against UPS and FedEx Corp. The company announced that it will test another two deliveries near Cambridge and if successful expand to hundreds in the coming months. This might just be the beginning of a first world class drone delivery service. Here is the video providing details of the first delivery and the program overall:

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JonSnow
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Can I order a drone and have the drone deliver it? Dronception.

JohnWick
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I hope they bring this to the US soon. Stop with the stupid aviation rules against drones.

JLannister
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The only thing is that i think it requires a landing pad? not sure

Demon
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So much fear of terrorism in the US is even killing our technology

Gerson6868
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I like the idea but people will just follow the drones and steal ur packages

TylerDurden
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I would just order cheap items all day to watch the drone deliver them

Vendetta
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Cant have it in the US. People would be shooting drones now.

Gerson6868
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U can’t have anything good here

Kal-El
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The United States needs to get on the ball….we need the drone program up and running soon.

Gerson6868
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Why we always the fucking pussys of the world

MadMax
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I just can’t believe it did not happen in the US first.

Gerson6868
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Believe it bro, the US prides itself of being world class , but we just chumps

Bane
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Game changer. Drones are the future. This is really exciting stuff. And it also lowers the cost of a driver having to waste fuel to drive PRIME NOW stuff. This is a win-win.

Gerson6868
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More tech to cut more jobs

Domo
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I’ll buy stuff just to see the drone land in my house.

Joker
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I cant wait until the day I have a drone deliver my Amazon package.

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