A Wing delivery drone
Google just beat Amazon to launching one of the first drone delivery services
- The Alphabet startup Wing has secured approval for one of the world’s first drone delivery services.
- The service is set to officially launch in Canberra, Australia, after securing approval from Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority following a successful trial.
- The service will aim to use drones to deliver items including coffee and ice cream to homes in the Canberra area within minutes of their being ordered through an app.
- It means Alphabet has beaten Amazon to the punch after Jeff Bezos failed to deliver on his promise of launching a commercial drone delivery service by 2018.