LONDON (CBS / AP) — Drone delivery has begun.
On Dec. 7, a bag of popcorn, along with an Amazon Fire TV stick, left a Cambridge warehouse in the U.K. and 13 minutes later, both were accepted by an Amazon customer, one of two who had agreed to be part of the test program.READ MORE: Police Officers Denied Service At San Francisco Restaurant Triggering Negative Reviews, Social Media Backlash
A video posted by Amazon shows a fully autonomous drone, no humans involved, taking off from the warehouse and flying over fields to deposit the package just outside the customer’s home.READ MORE: Shoppers Welcome Heighten Police Presence In Downtown Walnut Creek
Amazon, with drones, aims to make deliveries in 30 minutes or less. Packages must weigh five pounds or less and can only be delivered during the day and in clear weather. Amazon plans to expand the trial to hundreds of users.MORE NEWS: Long Lines Form Outside San Mateo Event Center COVID-19 Vaccination Site
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