Google opens in the capital of Australia, Canberra, the world’s first commercial delivery service using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVS), writes The Guardian.
Drones will deliver food, drinks, medicines and other products directly to the buyer’s home. At the first stage, only 100 houses will be able to use the Project Wing service, but in the coming months the delivery zone is going to be increased. 12 local enterprises have already signed an agreement on the distribution of goods to their customers with the help of UAVS.
The use of drones in Canberra was approved by the Australian civil aviation Authority (CASA). Before that, for 18 months were tested, during which there was not a single accident.
The representative of CASA noted that the service of drones is not dangerous for people, aircraft, residential buildings and real estate on the ground. However, the delivery service will be available at certain times of the day. Drones are also forbidden to cross main roads and fly close to people.
It is noted that during the tests, some residents complained about the noise created by drones, so a quieter unmanned type was created for Project Wing.