Report: Google’s aircraft delivery service achieves success in delivering 100,000 operations


Wing, the drone delivery company operated by Google’s parent company Alphabet, is preparing to achieve 100,000 deliveries.

The company says, according to the Arab portal for technical news, deliveries via drones began to attract public attention in early 2010, as the price of quadcopters for consumers decreased and artificial intelligence control systems became more reliable.

Then, in 2013, Amazon made promises about making drones a standard part of its delivery empire, but so far the technology has found success on a much smaller scale, delivering high-value but small items like vaccines and blood in remote places.

However, Wing’s success hints that the future of drone delivery may lie in the suburbs. Wing currently operates in three countries: Australia, the United States, and Finland, and its biggest success has been in Logan, Australia, a suburb of Brisbane where more than 50,000 drones have been delivered. Total deliveries.

Logan is home to about 300,000 residents, and Wing is available to just over a third of that number.

Users can download the Wing app and order a small selection of goods, including coffee, groceries, sushi, cakes, pet food and sportswear.

Deliveries are generally made in less than 10 minutes, and Wing’s record of delivery is 2 minutes 47 seconds from order to arrival.

A Wing spokesperson said: “Wing’s expansion in Logan shows that the company can build a secure, scalable service that is embraced by communities.”

“There are hundreds of cities around the world like Logan in terms of size: New Orleans in the United States, Manchester in England and Florence in Italy, to name a few.”

Google has achieved success in the delivery service by drones

A Wing spokesperson noted that more than two billion people live in cities with populations of 500,000 or less, though he also made clear that Wing has ambitions to operate in major cities as well.

Part of the Wing’s success has to do with the details of its design, as the planes can operate as both fixed-wing aircraft and hovering helicopters.

Unlike Amazon’s delivery planes, the Wing does not need to land to deliver the goods, and the Wing vehicle flies to its location, reduces the altitude to seven metres, and then places the package on the ground via a rope.

However, all drone delivery methods limit the technology’s customer base, and in densely populated urban areas, customers are unlikely to be able to locate a suitable delivery location in their homes.

Wing users, for example, need to find small areas without overhanging trees, power lines, or other obstructions, to receive the packet.

It is not clear whether these delivery economics may make sense on a larger scale, and a spokesperson for the company says: Drone delivery is significantly less expensive compared to current ground delivery methods.

Such claims need to be proven through growth and profits, and delivery by drone is currently a nascent technology, but may grow soon.


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