Wing focuses on delivery drone testing in hostile weather conditions
Leading drone delivery company Wing is pushing ahead with plans to considerably scale its aerial activity through intensified testing of its craft in the kinds of challenging weather conditions the entire sector will have to overcome if it’s to become a true challenger to legacy road transportation.
Alphabet-owned Wing says it has intensified its work to enable drone operation in inclement or even hostile weather as part of a continued drive to establish UAV delivery as both a common and expanding service. In doing so, its experts have been putting company craft through tests involving frigid and sweltering temperatures, as well as punishing wind and rain.
Those moves come in the wake of Wing’s unveiling last month of a dramatically re-conceptualized strategy and hardware approach for drone delivery covering wider areas. Those include docking and charging stations permitting decentralized operation of multi-destination UAVs that…