Google Parent Company’s Drone Service Will Offer Customers Free Grocery Delivery

Google Parent Company’s Drone Service Will Offer Customers Free Grocery Delivery
Automotive

Testing in Helsinki, Alphabet's drones are intended to deliver light-weigh packages like medicine and meals quickly and efficiently, and will trial the service free of charge this coming spring

Rachel Gonzalez
  • 7 december 2018

Alphabet, parent company of tech giant Google, is debuting a drone delivery service. Called Wing, the initiative will debut in Finland in the spring of 2019, granted weight and distance limits.

The Alphabet drones will carry packages weighing up to 3.3 pounds within a 20-mile radius but boast a speedy 10-minute delivery. Currently, products available for drone delivery include non-prescription medication, groceries and meals, and emergency items, but surveys are being conducted to see what consumers want most included in the program.

In addition to the convenience and futuristic aspects of this platform, all deliveries through the Wing will be free during the trial run. This isn’t Alphabet’s first time in the drone delivery game: For the last year and a half, the company been running a similar program in Australia. However, Finland’s drastically different weather will pose new challenges for Wing that will help fine-tune designs and future delivery strategy.

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Alphabet, parent company of tech giant Google, is debuting a drone delivery service. Called Wing, the initiative will debut in Finland in the spring of 2019, granted weight and distance limits.

The Alphabet drones will carry packages weighing up to 3.3 pounds within a 20-mile radius but boast a speedy 10-minute delivery. Currently, products available for drone delivery include non-prescription medication, groceries and meals, and emergency items, but surveys are being conducted to see what consumers want most included in the program.

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