Google has just released a video revealing their work on a drone delivery system, named Project Wing, which has been undergoing testing in Australia.
What struck me was that obviously Australia makes sense in terms of a testbed for large distances and potentially isolated customers, but also perhaps somewhere which isn’t tightening up regulations on drone flights as quickly as in the U.S and UK.
After all, in the U.S, the FAA has already banned the use of drones to deliver packages.
Meanwhile it’s likely Amazon will start actually delivering products via drones in India in the near future, according to reports.
Obviously there are safety implications in drone flights, along with other potential problems and hazards to overcome. But it seems that the response in the UK and U.S is rapidly becoming one in which governments and law enforcement agencies are undoubtedly increasing their drone usage all the time, but private companies and individuals are going to find themselves more and more restricted in what they can do.
That’s not only got implications for the innovation possible by those private concerns, but also how that feeds into advancements which governments might want to utilise. If India leads the way in drone deliveries, it’s going to lead the way in drone technology too.
In the meantime, I’ll be left waiting for a service which can deliver grilled steak tacos to my house every day for lunch.