Google’s drone project is the latest Alphabet project to be target of financial restraint.The latest Google drones have just started taking flight in the real world. But the team behind the technology is slowing down, trimming headcount and shelving initiatives as the experimental unit becomes the latest target of tightening budgets across parent company Alphabet Inc. Continue reading “Google’s drone project is the latest Alphabet project to be target of financial restraint”
Internet giant Alphabet Inc , the new holding company for Google, expects to begin delivering packages to consumers via drones sometime in 2017, the executive in charge of its drone effort said on Monday.
David Vos, the leader for Alphabet’s Project Wing, said his company is in talks with the Federal Aviation Administration and other stakeholders about setting up an air traffic control system for drones that would use cellular and Internet technology to coordinate unmanned aerial vehicle flights at altitudes under 500 feet (152 meters). Continue reading “Google Expects to Begin Drone Package Deliveries in 2017”
Will the next technology transformation be UAS on call to deliver whatever we desire? Can unmanned aircraft become as much part of our everyday lives as our smartphones? Advocate Dave Vos, who heads Google X’s Project Wing unmanned delivery program, believes they will, and more quickly than most expect. Continue reading “Can UAV Delivery Change Our Lives?”