Google wing drones delivering food in Canberra, Australia
Air delivery developer Wing, owned by Google parent company Alphabet to delivering its first order to customers in Canberra, Australia via flying drones.
Google’s drone delivering service has been given the green lights to operate in Canberra. This service allows the customer to order a range of items such as fresh foods, hot coffee or over the counter chemist items in the mobile app, and have them delivered directly to their home by drone in minutes.
“We have approved Wing Aviation Pty Ltd to operate ongoing delivery drone operations in North Canberra. But it’s not only going to be giving you Macca’s on a hungover Sunday, but it can also bring over-the-counter products from the chemist, locally-made coffee and chocolate” said by the Civil Aviation.
Wing, the company that’s an offshoot of Google’s parent company Alphabet, strongly believes that by working together with local policymakers, regulators and communities, we can improve access to services, open up new economic opportunities, and better connect our cities.
The company says most deliveries can be completed in six to ten minutes.
“We’ve gone through all the safety assessment we did for the Bonython operation, we’ve done that now for Mitchell and surrounding suburbs. We’ll issue the appropriate permissions for those to go ahead,” said by CASA spokesman Peter Gibson.
The wing drones cannot fly over main roads or to close to people and will have to make deliveries during daytime hours. These will include hours of operation between 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and wing app also give customers directions on “how to interact” with the drones while receiving the goods.
It will be slow to start, only being available in Canberra suburbs of Crace Palmerston and Franklin, but it’s expected to expand quickly.
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