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The store Amazon is testing a new method of delivering . It wants to start using drones to get packages to , in just 30 minutes. The drones are small, -controlled helicopters called 'octocopters'. They look like . Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos talked about them on the American TV '60 Minutes'. He said: "I know this looks like fiction. It's not." He added: "We can do half-hour delivery...and we can carry , we think, up to 2.3kg, which covers 86 per cent of the items that we deliver." He joked that Amazon would not be able to deliver things. He said: "It won't work for everything. We're not going to deliver kayaks, or table saws this ."

The new delivery system is to be called 'Prime Air'. It could be in before the year 2018. Mr Bezos believes it will be good for the . "It's very green and it's better than driving around," he said. The project still needs the light from the U.S. government. The company is making the 'octocopter' meets all of the country's flying standards. Bezos only has one concern with his 'octocopters'. He said: "This thing can't land on somebody's while they're walking around their neighborhood." He said Amazon needed to keep finding new ways to stay ahead. He knows that companies can have a short span and that other businesses can overtake them, those using technology.

 


 
 
 

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