Australians Are Furious About Google’s Commercial Delivery Drone

Wing, a subsidiary of Alphabet has been testing its drone delivery service over Bonython, a suburb of Tuggeranong, a township in southern Canberra. The year-long trial, called Project Wing, wrapped up last week; now the company is planning for a commercial launch in June.

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Global Research, March 16, 2019
Zero Hedge 15 March 2019

Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. is on the verge of launching what the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) says will be the world’s first commercial drone delivery service in Australia. 

Wing, a subsidiary of Alphabet has been testing its drone delivery service over Bonython, a suburb of Tuggeranong, a township in southern Canberra. The year-long trial, called Project Wing, wrapped up last week; now the company is planning for a commercial launch in June.

Wing says its drones will be able to deliver small items, such as food and medication, but residents of Canberra, where the program was tested and will soon be ready for commercial flight, are furious about drones buzzing above.

Here is how Wing’s drone works 

Alphabet and Wing are expected to face a fierce fight before the delivery program takes off, according to ABC.

In response to the public backlash, Wing recently tested a quieter version of its delivery drone.

“We’re trying to be as transparent and…

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9 thoughts on “Australians Are Furious About Google’s Commercial Delivery Drone

  1. easy enough to shoot down I suspect….I can’t see the carbon cost of delivery being any advantage over what we have now either, on that basis alone let alone the infringement of our rights to some peace and quiet they should be shot out of the skies

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  2. boredom, and nothing more constructive, creative or better to do… and don’t forget, to keep the banking system functioning we have to have economic growth; so we have to have more excuses to keep sucking more out of the earth.. and hey, no worries there, our planet is infinite … isn’t it?

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  3. They can spy. On ya while delivering plastic trash. It is also reminiscent of nuclear power. They will buzz drones, over cities and the countryside. When they crash and kill a family or cause a car pileup, Google is absolved from liability in the name of progress.

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