Alphabet (Google) get the green light for drone delivery test program

Project X

The proposed drone delivery service born in Google’s experimental labs will test its system at a U.S. site, the White House announced as part of an initiative to push research and safety measures for unmanned flight…

Project Wing’s test program will be the most significant drone delivery trial to date in the U.S. Inc. announced on July 26 it would begin testing its drone delivery system in the U.K.

The current regulations won’t allow the type of automated, long-distance flying that Alphabet Inc.’s X and Amazon have proposed for their package delivery systems. Project Wing will conduct experiments in a safe environment at one of the six FAA-sanctioned drone test sites to lay the groundwork for future approvals, according to the White House. X was founded by Google and is now a sister company under Alphabet.

It looks as if we’re destined to have drones delivering us stuff. I’m not sure if it’s going to be quite the Jeremy Clarkson dramatised Amazon scenario but in one shape or another, with Google on board, it looks like birds wont be the only ones dropping shit from the sky soon enough.

Source: Alphabet’s Project Wing Delivery Drones to Be Tested in U.S. – Bloomberg Politics