29 August 2014
The Associated Press reported that Google announced Thursday an ambitious program called “Project Wing,” which involves developing a fleet of drones to deliver packages to people on the ground. Google has already made test flights in Australia that involved sending a first aid kit, candy bars, dog treats, and water to two farmers. USA Today called the news the start of the “drone wars” between Google and Amazon, which also announced a similar project. Because of FAA regulations, in addition to the public not being used to receiving packages in this manner, delivery by UAVs is still considered “the stuff of the future.” However, according to the article, “drone industry observers” believe that using UAVs in this manner is a question “of when not if.” (Image Credit: Google/YouTube)
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