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Amazon to Deliver Packages With Drones?

By: CNN
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Courtesy Amazon

Courtesy Amazon

The things you buy online could soon be delivered by drones.

When you buy stuff on Amazon.com, you could soon have it at your doorstep through a new deliver service called "Prime Air."

Amazon hopes to have unmanned drones, which look like toy helicopters deliver packages to your doorstep.

In an interview on 60 Minutes, Amazon CEO Jeff Vezos says the drones will be ready in four or five years.

FAA rule changes could make the flights legal as soon as 2015.

The octocopters Amazon would use are currently in testing.

They can only carry packages which weigh up to five pounds, but Amazon says 90 percent of the packages it deliveries weigh less than that.


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