Alphabet’s Wing Drone Deliveries Are Coming To Finland

May 17, 2019 Off By readly




Google’s autonomous drone delivery service is spreading its wings. After starting deliveries last month in Australia’s capital city, Canberra, Project Wing is now moving into Finland’s capital, Helsinki. TechCrunch reports: Drone deliveries will start next month — which may just make the "spring" time frame it announced late last year. Like the Australian deliveries, this is considered a "pilot" program, with select goods and limited geography. Specifically, things are being test driven in the Vuosaari distract — the city’s most populated.
Wing notes on its Medium page: "Vuosaari is an inspiring locale for Wing in several ways. Helsinki’s most populous district, it is bordered by water on three sides, with significant forestland alongside residential areas and a large international cargo port. The density of Vuosaari’s population makes it a great place to launch our first service to multi-family housing communities as well." The program will kick off with two partners: gourmet super market, Herkku Food Mark and Cafe Monami. That means everything from salmon sandwiches to pastries delivered via drone.



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