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Jeff Bezos: Drones could be as 'common as seeing a mail truck'

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has high expectations for delivery drones
By: Michael Hatamoto | Drones News | Posted: Aug 23, 2015 11:26 pm

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos admits delivery drones are "years" away before they are flying orders to your doorstep, but he expects them to be "as common as seeing a mail truck."




The biggest hurdle to delivery drones, however, is overcoming regulations that are quite complicated - and outdated - as more drones take to the skies. Amazon still hasn't announced which country will see drone deliveries first, but it sounds like the UK is the likely front runner.


"What I would say is that in the scheme of things the UK regulatory agencies have been very advanced," Bezos said while speaking to The Telegraph. "The FAA is catching up a little here in the US, but the has been, I'd say, a very encouraging example of good regulation. I think we like what we see there."


Even though drones delivering packages may not happen in the immediate future, Bezos is defiant about the technology: "It will happen..."


Earlier in the year, Amazon put the US on blast because of slow drone regulation efforts, and later urged for the creation of drone-only airspace.


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