And now Wing has announced its drone deliveries have moved from the testing phase in the Aussie outback, and into metropolitan areas, with around 100 homes in the suburbs of Crace, Palmerston, and Franklin initially having access to the service.
Google has launched a world-first commercial air delivery service - dubbed Project Wing - in partnership with parent company Alphabet.
Since then, Wing has delivered over 3,000 packages to homes in communities outside Canberra, Fernleigh Park, Royalla and Bonython.
And despite Wing's drone delivery service being approved by the Australian regulator, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), there are some restrictions. The service will gradually expand to further areas once it's up-and-running in the initial zones, Alphabet's drone spinoff Wing said. The drones are also allowed to operate "in closer proximity to a person, than our regulations would normally permit".
The new delivery service will start to be operational in a few weeks and will start operating in a few neighbourhoods in Canberra first before expanding to the entire city.Читайте также: Madonna to perform in Israel next month for the Eurovision Song Contest
A Project Wing drone set to make a delivery.
Canberra residents expressed concerns about the noise generated by the drones during public hearings on the project but Wing has developed a quieter model for the wide-scale operation.
The company says most deliveries can be completed in six to 10 minutes.
Launch partners include restaurants Kickstart Expresso, Pure Gelato, Bakers Delight, Guzman Y Gomez, and Jasper + Myrtle chocolatiers, as well as Capital Chemist and Drummond Golf (for all your last-minute putting needs).
Wing estimated that its drone delivery service could add as much as $28.5 million to Australia's annual revenue at its full capacity, The Guardian reported.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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