One of the longest hatched programs of Google, Project Wing that is now technically under parent company Alphabet has come close to reality with its aim of developing drone delivery.
Last year this project got the clearance license from the US government. Now the company’s officially announced that finally then have reached a step forward to reality from the fantasy of Project Wing that has passed an important test powered by Federal Aviation Administration and NASA. This attempt was made to analyze the air traffic control capabilities of this pilotless aircraft system. This is a significant milestone in the progress of this Project Wing because if we ever experience the drone delivery without piloting it, the drones should be equipped with automatic capabilities of managing the air traffic.
Seemingly, not only drones, the technology is on the verge of transforming the road traffic onto the skies. That time seems sure to come when drones deliver your food and other stuff; while you hire a taxi from above your head.
The test of Project Wing was planned to be consist of 3 separate drones flying with the propinquity of each other and operated by a single operator. These drones successfully delivered within the predefined range of testing while passing by all the hurdles like building, terrains, etc. and dodging them.
The ultimate plan of this Project Wing is to design such a fleet of drones that can deliver parcels and packages along with other nifty functions. Moreover, this drone will also be able to navigate in and around any building and can handle the traffic of UAVs.
The test touched the skies of success because it demonstrated how the Project Wing operator drone is managing the aerial traffic and intelligently navigating the other two vehicles to avoid any collision. The capability of selecting the hurdle free path have moved the this Project Wing to an incredible next level from where it is pretty sure to come as a reality. In the real world, the flying objects with an intelligently route alternating ability is mandatory because this is how the aerial traffic will be controlled automatically by these automated unmanned aerial vehicles.
However, this test was pulled out in the usual conditions with open air atmosphere of suburb area that is usually free from city hassle. This was the first initiate, and the Project Wing successfully tested its key ingredient, and it worked. But to continue it with the next level the company is considering to navigate more simultaneous vehicles and taking them to some challenging weather conditions so that it will become tough and can work in cities too without risking the lives of city dwellers.