Google Testing Delivery Using Drones
Google is working on ‘Project Wing’ for goods delivery using drones. The company said that the project is in initial stages and might need years for development into a full service for good delivery. Online retailer Amazon.com has already tested its drone-technology for faster delivery of products to online shoppers.
Google has launched a video and the company is working on the project related to automated delivery of goods for last two years. The project, kept as a secret till date, has been tested at some remote location in Queensland, Australia. Google’s idea of using drones emerged as the company engineers were thinking of using drones to deliver defibrillator kits to people suspected of suffering a heart attack.
Dave Voss, incoming leader of Project Wing, said, "When you have a tool like this you can really allow the operators of those emergency services to add an entirely new dimension to the set of tools and solutions that they can think of."
The airborne drones developed by Google have a wingspan of 1.5m and will be powered by four propellers. The drone has an approximate weight of 8.5 kg.
Amazon has asked for FAA permission to carry out outdoor tests for its drone technology. Earlier, FAA administrators had declined giving permission for usage of drones for goods delivery in the country citing security reasons.
Technology majors are working in automation and wearable technology devices. With Amazon looking at drones to improve the delivery times for clients with its Prime Air Service, Google might be having other plans in mind.
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