Amazon gives drone details, still mum on timeline

SHARE Amazon gives drone details, still mum on timeline

NEW YORK — Amazon is giving new details on its Prime Air drone delivery program. But the timeline is still unclear.

The retailer says Prime Air will one day deliver packages up to 5 pounds in 30 minutes or less using small drones.

The drones will fly under 400 feet and weigh less than 55 pounds, according to details posted on its website Sunday. It says it will use technology and automation to operate safely.

Seattle-based Amazon.com Inc. said Monday the program will start once government regulations are in place to support it. It has development centers in the U.S., the U.K. and Israel.

The FAA currently bans commercial drone flights except for a few dozen companies that have been granted waivers. It has granted Amazon approval to fly drones for research.

BY MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer

The Latest
Aunque Peso Pluma no actuó, hizo una breve aparición en el after party oficial de Sueños en The Mine.
El titular del sábado y los pocos actos del domingo definieron el Festival Sueños 2024.
Though the worker has since resigned and been indicted, the employee continued to work on the same unit for 11 days without restriction.
The legislation would have enacted critical protections for small business borrowers by requiring non-bank commercial lenders to disclose their annual percentage rates.
Great aunt and her siblings and children threaten to shun the bride if she weds her fiance, whose great uncle jilted her at the altar decades ago.