Google Wing, the edgy drone delivery service by Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc., will launch its automated drone pilot service in Virginia from next month. Google Wing will be launched in collaboration with FedEx, Walgreens, and Sugar Magnolia to deliver a variety of everyday-usage products at the buyers’ door. The American tech giant has decided to start the service first from Christiansburg in southwest Virginia. After overseeing the initial results, the Alphabet’s Google Wing may expand its operations in other cities or states of the US.
This ambitious venture by Alphabet Inc. is also government-sanctioned under the US Department of Transportation’s Integration Pilot Program. The mission of this government’s department is to see how viable and reliable can a drone delivery service be, and to make that happen on the technical front comes to the Alphabet’s Google Wing. Earlier this year, Google’s Wing became an officially certified air carrier operated by the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States. This allowed the drone service to commercially and autonomously operate literally anywhere within the States.
The official Wing presser said that it will deliver over-the-counter medicines; beauty, gifts, food, and other items in some of the designated areas of Christiansburg town. The products will be delivered to customers of FedEx, Walgreens, Sugar Magnolia, and NyQuil.
Customers will expect to receive their parcels on their doorsteps, dropped by an overflying drone which will autonomously unload its burden at the place of delivery. This is a great venture and a new era of product delivery in which humans will see less of a human then machinery. Alphabet has claimed that the drone will be able to deliver its parcel within a span of just few minutes after the order is made online.