Despite the widespread discontent of the Australians,startup Wing, owned by the parent holding Alphabet (owned by Google), launches the first publicly available delivery service using unmanned aerial vehicles in Canberra, Australia.
At the first stage, the possibilities of drones will be able to assessresidents of 100 households located in the suburbs of Creis, Palmerston and Franklin. However, in the coming months, residents of the suburbs of Harrison and Gangalin will also be able to use the service. Partners of the delivery service of drones are local trade enterprises, cafes and pharmacies. The company will operate under the “delivery in a few minutes” scheme.
Australian Aviation Agency CASA, issuedpermission to work drones, imposed certain restrictions. The route of drones should not pass over the main roads, flights are limited in time: on weekdays from 7:00 to 20:00, and on weekends from 8:00 to 20:00. Aircraft should not come close to people, and residents of houses that fall into the service area of drone, were given appropriate instructions.
According to experts Wing, in the nearwhile the delivery of drones will provide the company with an income of 30-40 million Australian dollars (21-28 million US dollars). By 2030, it is planned that 25% of deliveries will be made by unmanned aerial vehicles.
Australian Aviation Agency CASA stated thatWing service is the first officially authorized delivery service using drones. Thus, Wing was able to circumvent the widely publicized similar delivery from Amazon, which has not yet been commissioned.