Amazon has been talking about delivering packages via drones for a minute, and now that technology is officially here as “Prime Air.” CEO Jeff Bezos tweeted out a picture of Amazon’s first ever drone delivery, which took 13 minutes to complete. On the portion of the site announcing Prime Air, the company has a video of it happening. It also explains more about the service:
“We’re excited about Prime Air — a delivery system from Amazon designed to safely get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles, also called drones. Prime Air has great potential to enhance the services we already provide to millions of customers by providing rapid parcel delivery that will also increase the overall safety and efficiency of the transportation system.”
Amazon is excited about Prime Air. I’m excited about Prime Air. You should be excited about Prime Air.
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) December 14, 2016