Developments in drone technology continue at full speed. The latest one is from in Finland. According to reports, Wing, the Alphabet-owned drone startup, will launch its delivery service in Finland next month next month.
The trial will deliver to the residents of the city’s Vuosaari region. These deliveries will take place at the gourmet supermarket Herkku Food Market and the local restaurant Cafe Monami. When the company explained the details, it was stated that delivery flights would be made with packages weighing 1.5 kg. It was also stated that delivery times would be approximately 10 minutes and would cover a maximum of 10 km.
Since the announcement, Wing has been conducting test flights to enable drones to perform their mission to fly under harsh conditions. These flights are organized in Teisko, a municipality in the north of Helsinki. Wing also organized community events in Vuosaari to prepare local residents for drone flights.
The company was subjected to various criticism for its test flights in the past. People living in the area where the flights took place said they were disturbed by noise. However, the reports containing these complaints did not prevent Australia’s aviation authorities from giving approval. The FAA also followed the case and approved the company to begin shipping in the US. Wing plans to start sailing in Virginia in the coming months.
Wing continued to gain power in the drone industry, while Amazon entered the field. However, Amazon’s Prime Air service did not create the expected impact. Although Amazon has carried out several studies in 2016 and 2017, it is a fact that has been quiet recently. Amazon, in turn, made a statement last year and expressed its commitment to drone deliveries.