Google Wing Delivers Food, Meds to Australians Via Drone

Google’s Drone Based Delivery Service Will Launch In Canberra This Week

Google’s Drone Based Delivery Service Will Launch In Canberra This Week

The project is being led by Google's parent company Alphabet, which managed to fend off competition from Amazon to win over Australian regulators.

Wing, one of the many companies belonging to the tech giant, has been given consent to officially launch its drone delivery service.

Once a user places an order, a Wing drone will take flight within minutes to deliver the goods.

He declined to name the partner, but to date, the only air carrier certificate application for a drone carrier listed on a USA government website has come from Wing Aviation LLC, a subsidiary of Google's parent, Alphabet Inc. The company has been making trial deliveries by drone for the past year and a half in Canberra without making any mistakes.

In response, Wing said it had developed a quieter drone.

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A statement on the website says: "Our delivery drones can pick up a package from a business or home, fly to a designated destination, and gently lower the package to the ground in a precise location (like a backyard or near a doorstep)".

Now they have been officially approved, Wing's drones can fly over houses but must avoid major roads such as the Federal Highway, Barton Highway, and Horse Park Drive. Products are lowered from the drone by a string to the front yard of paying customers who live in the capital's northern suburbs of Crace, Palmerston and Franklin.

In the next few months it will expand the drone delivery service to homes in Harrison and Gungahlin. According to another resident, around 80% of the people living in the suburb were opposed to the presence of the drones.

The drones are automated, and a licensed pilot is at the helm all the time, but by using machine learning they can choose a drop zone on their own, away from obstacles like trees, buildings, and power lines. We look forward to continuing this dialogue with the Canberra community as we expand Wing's service.

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