Alphabet’s Wing is launching a free 10-minute drone delivery trial in Finland

Starting in spring 2019, the company will offer 10-minute deliveries of items of 1.5 kg or less in weight over distances of up to 10 km in the nation’s capital, Helsinki. Deliveries will be available for free as part of the trial, although the company intends to charge for them if a full commercial service launches. As well as offering quicker deliveries at cheaper prices to both businesses and customers, Wing claims its battery-powered drones have an environmental advantage over ground-based alternatives. The company notes that 12 percent of Finland’s greenhouse gas emissions result from road transportation, and that its deliveries have a carbon footprint that’s 22 times lower than traditional alternatives. - The Verge -



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