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Monday, 02 December 2013 11:56

Amazon uses drones to deliver books

Written by Nick Farrell



Could deliver 86 per cent of packages

Amazon.com is testing delivery packages using drones, CEO Jeff Bezos said on the CBS television program "60 Minutes."

Bezos said the drones, unmanned vehicles that fly through the air, could deliver packages that weigh up to five pounds (2.3 kg). That represents roughly 86 percent of packages that Amazon delivers.

The idea, which he thinks is five years away, is that the drones, which would pick up items from Amazon's distribution centres and fly them to customer's homes.

Of course, there might be a few problems getting a drone to land on a Roman block of flats. There might also be a few air accidents on the way around Christmas time. It might be easier just to use a courier.

Nick Farrell

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