Google’s sister company Wing expects to be able to deliver ‘millions’ of parcels with delivery drones next year. After trials in Australia and Ireland, the delivery drones will soon be tested in more countries.
Wing today announced plans for major drone delivery networks. The drones should make the delivery of light packages cheaper and more efficient.
“We expect our system to be able to process millions of deliveries for millions of consumers by mid-2024, at a lower cost per delivery than transporting small packages overland,” said Wing representative.
Wing, which like Google is part of parent company Alphabet, has been testing drone deliveries near Logan in Australia for some time. There it delivers up to a thousand parcels a day with the drones. A trial is also underway with the delivery drones in a suburb of Dublin, Ireland.
Wing wants to start testing at ‘new locations around the world’ later this year. For example, according to the BBC, There are talks about drone deliveries in the UK. What other countries are involved is not known.
According to CEO Adam Woodworth, the wing drones so far “mainly deliver a lot of groceries, meals and coffee.” Wing does not charge extra for delivery by drone, but that will happen at a later time.