What is Google’s plan for drones and unmanned aerial vehicles? Initially, Google said it only planned to use its drones for emergency services. Now, they want to use them for environmental protection and medical deliveries. Nevertheless, the company also says it has a goal to make the world a better place. In fact, an early goal of Project Wing was to deliver defibrillators to heart attack victims. Drones are also envisioned to replace cars and ferry water and medicine.
Google recently acquired drone maker Titan Aerospace. The company is also working on Project Loon, which will test high-altitude balloons to bring Internet connectivity to remote areas. The company has also partnered with Australian startup Makani to develop airborne wind turbines. Eventually, it hopes to use drones for commercial delivery of groceries. But the question is, “When will it be available to the public?”
While there are many hurdles to overcome, Google’s drone testing will settle Amazon’s debate. Until the FAA gets its act together, it should move its drone operations abroad. Meanwhile, if the FAA doesn’t act fast enough, these companies will lose their jobs to competitors overseas. The question is, how fast can Google’s drones reach commercial use? Let’s explore the technology.
Aside from commercial use, drones have a range of other applications. For example, Microsoft has recently begun using drones to test mosquitoes for infectious diseases. This innovative technology could help protect local residents by preventing epidemics before they even start. It’s hard to know just how far drones will go before they become a part of everyday life. That’s why Google is working to find the best use for these drones, and it’s important for the public to understand the full potential of this new technology.