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Alphabet's Drone Delivery Service Is Expanding to Finland

Wing, a drone startup owned by Google’s parent company, Alphabet — has been making major moves. Last month, the company launched one of the world’s first drone delivery services in Australia. Now, it’s expanding its delivery program. Starting in June, Wing will offer drone deliveries in Helsinki, Finland . To start, Wing plans to offer the pilot program in the city’s Vuosaari district. Similar to Wing’s program in Australia, customers will be able to order food and snacks Finnish pastries and meatballs in minutes. A video of a Wing drone delivery was uploaded by Mayor of Helsinki, Jan Vapaavuori. “In Vuosaari receiving the first ever drone delivered meal in Europe!” Vapaavuori tweeted . Helsinki on kiinnostava ja toimiva testialusta tulevaisuuden ratkaisuille. Tänään Vuosaaressa vastaanottamassa Euroopan ensimmäistä drone-kuljetettua ateriaa! In Vuosaari receiving the first ever drone delivered meal in Europe! #wing #drone #myhelsinki #vuosaari — Jan...

May 17, 2019

Google Owned Startup Wing Launches One Of The World's First Drone Delivery Services

On Tuesday, Wing — a startup owned by Google’s parent company, Alphabet — confirmed its launch of one of the first drone delivery services in the world. In a blog post , Wing revealed it launched its first air service in Canberra, Australia . To start, the service will be available to 100 homes in Crace, Palmerston, and Franklin, the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) said . Wing shared its plans to expand into Harrison and Gungahlin in the coming months. By using Wing’s services, customers can order items like fresh food or hot coffee on a mobile app. Through its partnership with local Canberra businesses, drones will be able to deliver in a matter of minutes. In a video, Kickstart Expresso — one of the participating businesses — outlined just how the drone service works. A CASA spokesperson told Business Insider that the agency approved Wing’s delivery service, noting that it was “very likely” a world first. CASA found that the operations met an “acceptable level of...

Apr 9, 2019