Google’s Project Wing has just received approval for one of the world’s first commercial drone delivery services in Canberra, Australia. Simply put, users order through an app, and then the deliveries are made by drone within minutes. Aside from fresh coffee, you can also choose from a selection of fresh food, medicine and even ice cream. “The feedback we have received during the trials has been valuable, helping us to refine our operations to better meet the needs and expectations of the communities in which we operate. We will continue to engage with the local community and stakeholders as we expand our service,” said Wing. Read more for two videos and additional information.
“Wing predicts that drone deliveries could be worth as much as AU$30 to AU$40 million to businesses in the area, and says drones could deliver as many as one in four takeaway orders by 2030. Wing became a full company underneath the Alphabet corporate umbrella last year alongside the likes of Waymo and Loon after having previously been classed as an X moonshot project,” reports The Verge.