If you live in Australia’s capital city of Canberra, you might be able to get your morning coffee delivered by a drone. Lucky Australians! Wing is a company that’s a graduate of Google’s X program, and it has begun offering drone deliveries for food and coffee in three suburbs just outside of Canberra. The company has tested the service more than 3,000 times over the past year and a half. It’s now rolling out the service to “a limited set of eligible homes.” But if all goes well, I’m sure it will expand.
Customers in the suburbs of Crace, Palmerston, and Franklin as well as those in nearby neighborhoods will be able to get drone deliveries “in the coming weeks and months,” according to the company.
A limited number of products can be ordered through this service right now, like some food and other easy items like coffee. The partners that are working with Wing include Drummond Golf, Capital Chemist, Kickstart Expresso, Bakers Delight, and others.
Wing is working with locals to ensure that the service is smooth. “Wing strongly believes that by working together with local policymakers, regulators, and communities, we can improve access to services, open up new economic opportunities, and better connect our cities,” it says. We are one step closer to drone deliveries for everything!