Amazon Drone Makes First UK Delivery
December 15, 2016
Online retailer Amazon has completed its first delivery by drone.
The drone delivered an Amazon Fire TV streaming device and a bag of
popcorn Wednesday to a user in the Cambridge area of the United Kingdom.
According to a tweet from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the delivery was made
within 13 minutes of the order being placed.
While successful, it may still be some time before delivery drones are
widespread, as there are only two customers as part of its “Prime Air”
the first test was done in the U.K. is not surprising as Amazon
announced last summer that it got permission from the government to test
Though drone deliveries have been tested in the U.S., Amazon has
complained that regulations in the U.S. make it harder to conduct
The U.S. saw its first drone delivery this year when a 7-Eleven drone
from the company Flirtey, delivered a chicken sandwich, coffee and
donuts to a customer near Reno, Nevada.
Other companies experimenting with drone deliveries include Google and
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