Retail giant Amazon has successfully delivered its first parcel by drone.
A fully automated drone took just 13 minutes to deliver a package to a customer in Cambridgeshire after it set off as part of ongoing testing for the Amazon Air service.
Chief executive Jeff Bezos previously told the Telegraph that drone deliveries will become “as common as delivery trucks”, although he added the regulatory side of the industry needs to be developed.
Amazon established a partnership with the UK government in July, which aims to allow both parties to understand how drones could be used safely in the logistics industry. Rival Google is also testing drone deliveries in the US.
Earlier this month, Amazon unveiled plans to open a physical grocery store featuring technology that could shake up the entire retail industry, with its ‘just walk out’ shopping experience. Customers will be able to enter the store, take the products they want and leave without going through a checkout.