Amazon.com chief executive Jeff Bezos revealed on “60 Minutes” that his company has a secret research and development project: drones that will deliver packages to consumers 30 minutes after ordering, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The plan is still four or five years away from becoming reality, and must first go through more safety testing and receive FAA approvals, the story notes.
CBS News said the “60 Minutes” team, which included host Charlie Rose, didn’t know that Bezos was going to disclose the secret drone project.
“I only knew that there was a surprise coming," producer Draggan Mihailovich told ’60 Minutes Overtime.’ "I had no idea what it was. They kept saying over and over again, ‘Whatever you think it is, it isn’t.’"
The drones, called “Octocopters,” look like “something out of a Philip K. Dick novel,” Mihailovich added.
Here’s a video showing how the system will work: