Well this would be interesting. During the 60 Minutes interview with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos last night he revealed that they are working on the use of UAVs to deliver orders. In fact he had a video of a quad-copter taking off and delivering a package to a happy customer.
He did acknowledge that this idea was still in the development stage, but can you imagine what other data could be collected during the delivery mission? I am an early adopter, but this is a bit of a stretch for me to buy into. Perhaps in rural areas, but in a city or even suburbia it just seems to be the FAA’s worst nightmare.
As previously discussed and reinforced last night by Jeff they do intend to be the most customer-centric company in the world. Profit is not their prime motivation.