Google’s delivery-drone project has well and truly gotten off the ground (again), evidenced by a short video of its latest flying machine dropping off a small package (Sergey Brin’s lunch, perhaps?) at a Google event in Arizona on Monday.
— Aaref Hilaly (@aaref) October 19, 2015
Attendee Aaref Hilaly, a partner with Sequoia Capital, tweeted the video (below) together with the message: “Watching baby steps of drone delivery, courtesy of Google X.” Hilaly added that the Mountain View company’s new drone should be able to hit speeds of up to 60 mph. A short while later, Google’s new CEO, Sundar Pichai, retweeted Hilaly’s message.
Google’s first attempt at developing a drone, which it wants to build for carrying vital supplies in areas hit by disasters, was abandoned earlier this year when around 80 percent of the development team concluded the project had hit a wall.