Google May Just 'Drone' a Package to Your Doorstep One Day
By: Computerworld September 04, 2014
For two years, Google has quietly been developing autonomous flying vehicles that can be used to deliver packages for disaster relief or for commerce purposes, the company revealed.
The program, dubbed Project Wing, has been housed under Google X, the company's secretive facility where it created other projects like Google Glass and its self-driving cars.
"Self-flying vehicles could open up entirely new approaches to moving goods -- including options that are cheaper, faster, less wasteful and more environmentally sensitive than what's possible today," the company says in a document describing the effort.
The drones are designed to follow a pre-programmed route at the push of a button, flying at 40 to 60 meters above the ground.