Building on the innovations of its self-driving car introduced a while back, Google has taken the lid off of its next autonomous transportation project. Google[x] (the tech giant’s secret engineering division) took to Queensland, Australia to test “Project Wing,” a series of flying drones chiefly focused on delivery. In this trial, the prototypes were programmed to execute – and successfully completed – the task of bringing a first aid kit, candy bars, dog treats and other small goods to farmers on opposite sides of a town. As it stands, the potential for “Project Wing” in the mass consumer market seems limitless, especially given the prominence of online shopping from local outlets. Google[x] is currently developing ways of bringing Project Wing to the public, and anticipates that the endeavor will be ready in the next few years. For now, enjoy a glimpse into the future with the above video.
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