At this point it is not the first time we have talked about Project Wing, one of the most ambitious projects being carried out at Google, now Alphabet, through which parcel deliveries are being explored using intelligent and completely autonomous drones, something very similar to what Amazon has been testing for now. some years. As you well know, we are talking about an activity, for now forbidden, but that both companies want to develop so, once they have the necessary use licenses and the regulations and standards, they can put it into practice as soon as possible.
One of the solutions that are being carried out, for example in the case of Amazon, is to start testing its program in the United Kingdom while Google did the same in Australia. Once both projects are much more mature in their state of development, it is time to take a new step and, in the case of Google. Being two American companies, the fact that these projects were launched outside the country did not sit very well with the government that forced the FAA to make a requirement adjustment to its restrictive regulations. After that, Google was the first to receive the green light by the FAA to operate in the country.
Google drones to deliver Chipotle fast food within the Virgina Tech University campus
Once the necessary permits have been obtained, Google has teamed up with Chipotle to deliver buratos and fast food to any customer who so wishes. At the moment the tests will be carried out within the campus of the Virgina Tech University, chosen because it is registered with the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Association, one of the requirements within the FAA regulations. This service, in addition to testing Google's drones, will serve to collect data and adjust regulations and operational procedures for the deployment of delivery aircraft in the United States.