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Google tests drones – in Queensland

Friday, 29 August 2014 | By Kye White

Over the past two years, Google has been privately working on building its own drones, which it has been testing in Queensland.


The “Project Wing” is the latest effort from Google X, the company’s secretive research arm responsible for its self-driving cars, Wi-fi balloons and Google Glass.


During the test flights, Google says its “self-flying vehicles” successfully delivered a first aid kit, candy bars, dog treats, and water to a few Australian farmers.



The project appears to be a competitor to Amazon’s drone delivery research project Prime Air. The e-commerce giant has signalled an intention to build drones that could deliver small products to customers within 30 minutes of their orders.


This article originally appeared on SmartCompany.



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