Wing Announces Autonomous Drone Delivery Expansion
Wing, the drone delivery company owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, announced it will expand its autonomous drone delivery system beyond the original test cities of Canberra (Australia), Helsinki (Finland), Christiansburg (Virginia, US), and the Dallas-Fort Worth area (Texas, US).
Wing’s drone delivery system is already being tested “at scale” in Logan, Australia, where the company delivers up to 1,000 packages a day, and another in the Dublin suburb of Lusk. In that trial, “we do a lot of grocery delivery, we do a lot of prepared food delivery, we do a lot of coffee delivery,” says Woodworth.
Decentralized and automated system for high-volume drone delivery
According to Adam Woodworth, CEO of Wing, the system acts more like a computer data network rather than a traditional transportation system. This network analyzes patterns in real-time to optimize pickups, drop-offs, flight paths, and…