Amazon has been promising fast drone deliveries for years, and this year was no exception at the company’s annual AI conference.
The e-commerce giant announced the latest iteration of its Prime Air delivery drone at its conference Amazon re:MARS in Las Vegas on Wednesday. The design unveiling comes as Amazon begins one-day shipping for Prime members.
Drone delivery could theoretically make for even faster shipping times, and be available for a very small subset of Prime members in just a matter of months.
Amazon’s consumer division CEO Jeff Wilke spoke Wednesday about the electric autonomous drone, which can fly up to 15 miles while carrying 5-pound packages (or lighter) in under 30 minutes