It has been two years since Amazon said that they were experimenting with drone delivery service in the U.S. and in the U.K. While there has been great speculation about how their drone delivery service would actually work, consumers can now get a taste of this innovation through a new video released by Amazon.
"We are testing many different vehicle designs and delivery mechanisms to discover how best to deliver packages in a variety of environments," according to a statement from Amazon reported by CNN.
The video is narrated by Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson and features a family that is looking to order a last-minute product. After the family places an order with Amazon, Clarkson says that a drone can deliver their package in 30 minutes or less from a nearby location. Once the package is lifted up into the drone, it gets dispatched to ship the package.
The drone can rise vertically up to 400 feet.
The video shows actual flight footage of the drone traveling horizontally at top speeds. There are also different types of drones meant for different types of flying.
The drones all use sense and avoid technology for safe flying.
When the drone reaches its destination, it returns to vertical mode and scans the landing area for potential hazards.
The drone lands and leaves the package.
While Amazon insists that this cool delivery service will take some time to implement, the drone delivery service is already occurring in China.
Watch the full video: