Google Is Serious About Drones

November 5, 2014 in News by David Niles

Google’s skunkworks Google X team has spent the last two years working on a secret program. Google appears to be serious about delivery in the air—getting products from the warehouse to their destination in about two minutes.

Alexis Madrigal of the Atlantic has a scoop about the secretive Project Wing, a Sergey Brin concept that’s been fleshed out by top engineers recruited specifically for the task. Madrigal reports that Google developed a special kind of unmanned arial vehicle called a “tail sitter” with a few tweaks that make it specially designed for delivery.

This Youtube video which has been viewed almost 400,000 times shows a real aircraft delivering products to customers through the use of GeoMapping software. This is a hybrid plane/copter device that was specifically designed for delivery. Google believes it is years…but not decades away from becoming a reality. test new entry