Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Alphabet Proposed Drone Delivery Service Takes a Step Closer to Actualisation

Efforts on bringing Alphabet's proposed drone delivery service to realization is yielding result as the company recently got clearance to start testing drones in the United States. This is a major progress as the drones will start getting off the ground soon. The Google's parent company, founded by Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin is now permitted to test-fly the little air machines in certain areas of the US.


 The announcement of the innovative idea was part of the US National Science Foundation plan to invest about 35 million dollars on unmanned flight research over the next five years. According to the White House, representative of government agencies will have access to information obtained during the test. This is so that answers can easily be provided to critical safety and human factors questions for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) cargo delivery operations. The clearance was necessary because there was no provision for commercial use of drones for delivery service initially when the Federal Aviation Administration put up regulations for commercial use of drones.

Just as with Amazon's use of drones for delivering goods, comments from the public reveal that people are worried there may be more loss of jobs as the machines are bound to replace some delivery personnel if Alphabet succeed with its proposed system. The company on the other may get to spend less on payment of salaries as it record speedy and more efficient delivery. It also seems that more companies are planning to embrace the use of UAVs as Google also announces that it could start delivering packages by 2017. Amazon is also planning to start testing drone delivery services in the United Kingdom.

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