Alphabet has launched the first public service delivery using drones

Hundreds of homes in five suburbs of Canberra in Australia will be able to order food and medications from local businesses and receive their parcels using unmanned drones. The Australian office for the safety of civil aviation gave permission for the project following 18 months of testing, during which it was made 3000 of supplies. The terms of the following: drones can fly only at a certain time, can’t fly over the main roads and keep a safe distance from people.

Gradually the service expanded to new areas, said the division of the Alphabet Wing. Recall that the Alphabet is the parent company Google.

Alphabet is ready for delivery using drones

How will this work? Wing has partnered with 12 local businesses, to enable them to deliver its products to customers nearby in a matter of minutes. Initially, residents complained about the noise level during the pilot project, but since then, Wing has developed a quieter model of the drone, reports the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. It is also stated that this service will cost 21-29 million dollars to the local economy.

Whether Alphabet the first company in the world, which began to use delivery drones? Probably not. Despite the statements of regulatory bodies of Australia that it is “very likely” that Alphabet first, UPS did start to work in the USA before. It seems that the market supply with the help of unmanned drones is beginning to grow, with fierce competition between Google, Amazon and a few other players.

What do you think, what would such a delivery in Russia? Would allow the government and local authorities? Which company started first? Would be cases of theft and “Podstrana” drones? Let’s dream up in our chat in Telegram.

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