google introduces project wing: a self-flying delivery service




google X has spent the last two years building an autonomous drone capable of delivering goods across the country. coined project wing, the initiative from the tech-giant’s ‘moonshot’ lab is a service system that uses self-flying vehicles to complete specific delivery tasks. as part of the research, the google X team built a prototype vehicle and traveled to queensland, australia to conduct a series of test flights. there, they successfully delivered a first aid kit, candy bars, dog treats, and water to a couple of farmers from across town. currently, google X is exploring different methods to develop the technology to make a safe delivery system possible for the future. they estimate it will take a few years before the technology can be used as a public service.


you can watch the delivery drones in action below:



video courtesy of google