Amazon.com, the e-commerce giant, is on the verge of a major technological breakthrough. It is about to realize its dream if delivering small parcels to its customers with drones.
The company, on Wednesday, announced it successfully made its first autonomous drone delivery. According to Sarah Halzack of the Washington Post, the delivery was an order for an Amazon Fire TV streaming device and a bag of popcorn to a shopper in the United Kingdom.
Jefferey Bezos, the Chief Executive of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post tweeted that the delivery box was the customer’s home 13 minutes after the order was placed.
The Washington Post report however say: “This single delivery hardly means we’ll soon be seeing a flurry of Amazon drones descending on our neighbourhoods. Amazon considers the program to be in “beta test” mode; in fact, only two customers are part of its Prime Air trial so far.”
Amazon plans to expand the service to dozens and then hundreds of customers in the Cambridge Area of England. Again, according to the Washington Post, company’s first Prime Air drop – off took place in the United Kingdom because that country’s government granted it permission to conduct tests for drone delivery.