For the first time ever, Wing, a subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet, has allowed a video crew to step inside its test facilities. Hop on to see how Wing’s engineers and aircraft designers have developed a delivery drone and navigation systems that are actually delivering coffee, full roast chickens, Tylenol, and more in different parts of the world today.
Wing invited the team from Adam Savage’s Tested, a popular community playground for makers and curious minds, to its drone testing facility south of San Francisco. This test facility was set up almost a year and half ago and houses about 50 delivery drones.
To be clear, there are no residential houses in the area. But the test facility has been designed in a manner that mimics the actual business environment, especially in terms of the distance a drone may be required to travel to make a delivery.
And to make sure that the test facility is as representative of the real-world scenario as…