Millions of drones are bound your way according to Wing. The alphabet-owned firm’s delivery network will start to take shape in the next couple of 12 months.
Millions of Drones Are Bound Your Way According To Wing
Wing which is the Alphabet-owned drone delivery firm will begin expanding its drone delivery system beyond its initial test cities starting this very year.
The Wing Delivery Network will be “a decentralized, automated system that can support high-volume drone delivery across a major metro area or a more sparsely populated region,” CEO of Wing, Adam Woodworth in a blog post on Thursday wrote.
The network as you should know will be made of drones; pads where they take off, land, and recharge; and autoloaders, which will let packages to be preloaded simply for pickup by a drone.
Wing’s Last-Mile Delivery Initiative
Wing is one of the various companies trying to work on last-mile delivery. This is a package’s movement from its second-to-last stop to its final destination in case you don’t know what it means. Wing has piloted its automated delivery system in various cities around the globe and this is including Canberra, Australia; Helsinki, Finland; Christiansburg, Virginia; and the Dallas-Fort Worth area in the state of Texas.
Delivery Drones Are Already In Use around the World
Delivery drones are already in use around the world dropping off pizzas, Amazon packages, and even medical supplies. Drone delivery firm Zipline has also been delivering medical supplies in Rwanda (and to a lesser extent, countries such as Ghana and Nigeria) for some years now and at the end of 2022, was contracted for an additional 2 million deliveries all through 2029. Zipline will also begin delivering medicine in Tacoma, Washington, in 2024.
Amazon over the Christmas Period Delivered Packages Of Up To 5 Pounds
Amazon over the Christmas period delivered packages of up to 5 pounds in College Station, Texas, and Lockeford, California. And around the same time, the company announced a quieter drone that is capable of flying in the rain. Walmart on the other hand also said that it has made 6,000 drone deliveries in seven states in 2022. Deliver companies such as DoorDash collaborated with Wing in a bid to deliver goods in Australia in the previous year.
Wing Expects Its Systems to Make More Deliveries By 2024
Wing says that by the middle of 2024, it expects its systems to be “capable of handling millions of deliveries for millions of consumers.”