Wing begins demonstration drone delivery service in Ireland.
As indicated just last month, drone delivery specialist Wing has begun demonstration flights in a northern suburb of Dublin as a walk-up to full services it has planned next year for Ireland’s capital, and beyond.
Last month the Alphabet-owned Google corporate cousin announced its intention to ease into activity in Ireland, and has now made good on its promises to begin limited public demonstration flights in November as “a first step” toward full service.
Its careful, take-it-slow strategy in Ireland presumably seeks to avoid provoking the same kind of resistance to drone deliveries voiced from some neighborhoods in its otherwise booming Australian business.
Making the effort to exhibit its UAV operations to, and interact with residents and businesses in its testbed town of Lusk north of Dublin may also reflect Wing’s desire to earn the favor of locals who might otherwise reserve their loyalty to local Irish delivery company Manna…