Google tests using drones to deliver goods
Published on Aug 29, 2014 8:20 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Google on Thursday said it is testing using drones to deliver items bought online, putting its own spin on similar efforts by Internet retail titan Amazon.com.
Two years of research into what Google referred to as "Project Wing" was capped this month with test flights delivering candy, water, medicine, dog treats and other items to two farmers in Queensland, Australia.
"Self-flying vehicles could open up entirely new approaches to moving goods," California-based Google said in a blog post disclosing the project.
"Throughout history, major changes in how we move goods from place to place have led to new opportunities for economic growth and generally made consumers' lives easier."
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