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Google begins burrito drone delivery experiment with Chipotle in Virginia

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Virginia Tech was the envy of other college students when Alphabet's Project Wing and Chipotle announced plans to deliver burritos to campus by drone. The experiment is now underway and students are receiving stuffed burritos at a designated location from the unmanned aerial vehicles. This testing will generate data on navigational accuracy and vehicle performance to help regulators understand how drones should operate in public airspace. Alphabet's Project Wing and Chipotle have begin testing their pilot project that delivers burritos to campus using drones. Alphabet Inc's Project Wing and Chipotle have started a pilot program that delivers burritos to the students of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.


Alphabet and Chipotle to test 'Project Wing' drone delivery at Virginia Tech

Daily Mail - Science & tech

It's every college student's dream – airborne drones that deliver burritos to campus. Alphabet's Project Wing and Chipotle have teamed up for a pilot program that flies these stuffed tortillas to the students at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. The hybrid drones will fly to the delivery location from a Chipotle food truck, hover over the customer and lower the order down using a wire cable. Chipotle and Alphabet Inc.'s Project Wing have teamed up for a pilot program that flies these stuffed tortillas to the students at Virginia Tech. The drones will fly to the delivery location from a Chipotle food truck, hover overhead and lower the order down to the customer using a wire cable.


Amazon drones could be hijacked by terrorists warns experts

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Amazon plans to test its delivery drones in Britain, meaning customers in the UK could soon receive their packages from the internet giant by air, rather than post. The move is the result of a deal with the British government and could see customers in the UK trial the new service before those in the US. But experts have expressed fear that dangers drones could be hijacked and cause'disasters' if the proper controls are not put into place. Amazon plans to test its delivery drones in Britain, meaning customers in Britain could soon receive their packages from the internet giant by air, rather than post. One of the company's prototype drones is pictured Colin Bull, a consultant at Software Quality Systems, said despite the obvious benefits of drones, they ' must be embraced and feared in equal measures'.


A look at the future world of drones: Expert explains how cities will change once unmanned craft become normal

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Amazon has been busy testing out its new Prime Air initiative at a secret location in the English countryside. The service's promise of a 30-minute delivery by specially designed drones may look like click-bait PR, but it's an early sign of the significant changes coming to cities around the world. For the moment, much of the hype around drones is full of caveats: safety is always the first priority, and nobody quite knows the full extent of what's possible. Amazon has been busy testing out its new Prime Air initiative at a secret location in the English countryside. This undated image provided by Amazon.com


Drones could soon deliver packages right to your doorstep

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Don't be surprised if you see a drone outside on your doorstep this summer. Federal regulators want to begin using drones for'limited package deliveries' as soon as within the next few months, according to the Wall Street Journal. Officials have been working with Silicon Valley tech giants and aerospace companies to develop proposals, rewrite regulations and address safety concerns, as part of an effort to make the technology a reality. A drone delivers an Amazon package to customers in Germany. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) made similar promises last year, but their efforts were stymied by growing concerns from local and national law-enforcement agencies.