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Alphabet brings burritos-by-drone delivery to Australia

Alphabet brings burritos-by-drone delivery to Australia

In a new blog post published today on Medium, project co-lead James Ryan Burgess detailed the division's recent progress toward bringing drone delivery to the masses, which has involved working with selected testers in a number of specialized markets.

"We won't compromise on quality so it was important we deliver our consistent Guzman y Gomez experience to the people of Royalla (near Canberra), and fast!"

As part of its upcoming tests, Project Wing assist the Australian Capital Territory Rural Fire Service to determine how its technology could help.

"The sensors on our aircraft are responsible for identifying obstacles that might appear during a flight or delivery, like a car parked in an unexpected spot, or outdoor furniture that's been moved", writes Burgess.

But a handful of alpaca farmers, artists, and other rural folk are getting a taste of tomorrow by trialling a drone delivery service that will drop off a few quesadillas and some aspirin at the touch of a button. Now a few lucky families can use their smartphones to tap out an order to the Mexican food franchise Guzman y Gomez, or the pharmaceutical chain Chemist Warehouse, and expect a relatively prompt delivery.

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Project Wing first carried out testing of the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in 2014, zooming out to a cattle ranch in country Queensland and dropping a parcel of small goods at the end of a line.

We're still years away from the vision being chased by both Project Wing and Amazon's Prime Air.

Its ordering and delivery system will need to handle hot food from Guzman y Gomez and retail goods of all different shapes and sizes from Chemist Warehouse's extensive catalog of products.

The more Project Wing can test their system in relatively safe, simple areas, the smarter those systems will get, ironing out those bugs with minimal fuss. It seems that at least some local residents were down to participate as a way to reduce their time spent in the car. Burgess doesn't exactly say, but you can rest assured that should the tests go well, the company will likely test the tech again (and again) - maybe closer to your home.