Project Wing: Google’s Own Delivery Drones in the Making

Google is the latest to join the list of companies who want to cash in on the economic potential of commercial drones.

On Thursday, Google unveiled its latest project: a product delivery service powered entirely by drone aircraft. Coming from the same Google X teams that developed the likes of self-driving cars and Google Glass, the drone program, currently dubbed Project Wing, received a feature-length reveal in The Atlantic. reported by Ars Technica.

Google said it started doing test flights with its drones last year. The company has been working on developing them for the last three years. Engineers said they expected that it would take years to develop a system with multiple drones making multiple deliveries every day. Read more here:

The race for who gets to fly the first commercial delivery drones in the U.S. makes the game of drones more exciting than ever.

It will take years for sure, and the biggest hurdle will be persuading regulators that drones are safe to use for such a task. In June America’s Federal Aviation Administration approved the first commercial drone flight over land, but it has so far refused to sanction broader use of the technology because of worries about public safety and privacy. Such concerns have not stopped Google from experimenting with a small prototype that has a single wing and four propellers. Read more at:

Google says in its YouTube video introducing the drone prototype: “We’re only just beginning to develop the technology to make a safe delivery system possible, but we think that there’s tremendous potential to transport goods more quickly, safely and efficiently. ” -See here:

It would indeed be an amazing feat for Amazon, Google and other companies to make their delivery service by drones a reality, but it also makes people imagining how the skies would look like swarmed by drones.



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