Is your package stuck on the motorway or is there too much material to dispose of with a single driver? Why then not beat traffic and personnel limits with a nice drone that flies over the city in an automated way?
It is the future that awaits the U.S. after the news that the Wing, a drone-specialized company belonging to Alphabet, a Google-branded company, has received the approval of the US Federal Aviation Authority. The Enav (ente nazionale per l’assistenza al volo), the italian body for flight assistance.
What’s that mean? That from today the drones of the Wing are to all intents and purposes freight planes, capable of flying through the cities to deliver parcels of various types, sizes and weights. According to reports from the United States, Wing is not the first company to have been allowed to test flights, but it is certainly the first to have passed all the tests.
And so, while Amazon, with its “PrimeAir” program, continues its tests started in 2016 in Great Britain, now Google will be able to proceed with its in the U.S., as also explained by the BBC. For the time being, it is planned to use it for the first time in two rural areas – and thus with less air traffic and a lower population density in order to prevent accidents- in Virginia.
A test that Google itself had already been carrying out for some time in Finland and Australia, in Canberra to be precise. In the Scandinavian country thousands of items have already been successfully delivered, how they let TechCrunch.com know. The only limit is the weight of the packages: about 1.5 kg.
That this annoying buzz is actually a limit to the future of transport? Or perhaps this problem will be largely overcome in more populated cities, where this noise could easily be dispersed in the chaos of the city?