Google’s autonomous drone delivery service is spreading its wings. After starting deliveries last month in Australia’s capital city, Canberra, Project Wing is now moving into Finland’s capital, Helsinki. TechCrunch reports: Drone deliveries will start next month — which may just make the “spring” time frame it announced late last year. Like the Australian deliveries, this is considered a “pilot” program, with select goods and limited geography. Specifically, things are being test driven in the Vuosaari distract — the city’s most populated.
Wing notes on its Medium page: “Vuosaari is an inspiring locale for Wing in several ways. Helsinki’s most populous district, it is bordered by water on three sides, with significant forestland alongside residential areas and a large international cargo port. The density of Vuosaari’s population makes it a great place to launch our first service to multi-family housing communities as well.” The program will kick off with two partners: gourmet super market, Herkku Food Mark and Cafe Monami. That means everything from salmon sandwiches to pastries delivered via drone.
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