Google has been testing its Project Wing drone delivery technology in near-secrecy for some time. Now the leader of that effort, David Vos, claims that they will launch their drone delivery business sometime in 2017
According to the BBC:
"Our goal is to have commercial business up and running in 2017," said Mr Vos during a speech at an air traffic control convention being held in Washington. No details have been given about what type of drones Google might use for the service nor what type of packages they will be delivering.
Google's previous Project Wing tests in Australia showed that the company will not have the drones actually land to ship their packages. Rather, those deliveries will be connected to a drone with a string, which will drop the packages on the ground and the fly away.