Google has adopted a new way to deliver the items using the wings drones in Australia. It has been approved after 18 months of trial and 3000 deliveries.
Alphabet, Google’s parent company has planned to launch on a new way of first public drone delivery service in Canberra Australia after the country’s aviation authority granted it regulatory approval. Around 100 homes in the suburbs of Crace, Palmerston, and Franklin will initially have access to the service, but in the coming months, the company plans to expand it to homes in Harrison and Gungahlin.
They have a partnership with local coffee shops and pharmacies to deliver their product “in minutes”.Drones will not be allowed to fly over main roads, they will only be allowed to fly between 7 am and 8 pm on Monday to Friday (or between 8 am and 8 pm on Sundays), and they will be restricted from flying too close to people. Customers in eligible homes will also be given a safety briefing about interacting with the drones.
“VERY LIKELY” TO BE A WORLD FIRST ACCORDING TO CASA
According to the reports the Australian regulator, CASA said the launch was likely to be the world’s first. It means that Google’s drone delivery company has beaten Amazon to offer a commercial service to the general public. Despite a number of high profile trial deliveries in the UK and USA, Amazon’s service is yet to launch commercially. Its basic aim is to deliver the item as soon as possible.
Amazon is also planning to beat the wing by offering drone deliveries.
Flytrex began trialling its own drone logistics service in Iceland back in 2017 and Flirty was making commercial drone deliveries for 7-Eleven in the US back as early as 2016. More recently, UPS partnered with Matternet to experiment with using drones to deliver medical supplies in North Carolina.