Aerospace

Video: Wing drones now delivering every 25 seconds

08 March 2022

Wing, the drone division of Alphabet, has signed on Coles, one of the largest supermarket chains in Australia, to deliver up to 250 items from the grocery store.

The company has crossed the 200,000 threshold of commercial deliveries across the global markets and recently delivered more than 1,000 orders in a single day — one delivery every 25 seconds.

This threshold comes just seven months after Wing had completed more than 100,000 drone deliveries in two years, the majority of which took place in Logan, Australia.

The deliveries from Coles can be anything from bread, produce, snacks, meals, healthcare items, kitchen items and toilet paper that arrive in minutes.

Wing has been upping its drone deliveries in Australia, building what it claims is the first rooftop drone delivery nest in partnership with a leading retail property group in Logan, Australia. It also started delivering Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) menu items to customers in Logan earlier this year. It signed a similar deal with Roll’d, a Vietnamese food chain, to deliver a Bȧnh mi or a Bao to customers via drone.

Wing said that drone delivery not only adds convenience for customers, but could also potentially reduce traffic congestion, accidents and greenhouse gas emissions as well as grow businesses.

To contact the author of this article, email PBrown@globalspec.com


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