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Google Plans to Launch Drone Delivery in 2017

Google is aiming to launch a commercial drone delivery service in 2017. Reuters reports that David Vos, who head’s Google’s Project Wing and co-chairs a drone registry task force for the Federal Aviation Administration, announced Google’s plans at an air traffic control convention in Washington last week. He said the FAA is discussing setting up an air traffic control system that would use cellular and internet technology to manage unmanned aerial vehicles (a.ka. drones) flying at altitudes lower than 500 feet. Amazon proposed a similar system in July.
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Amazon Reveals Plans to Use Drones for Deliveries

During the December 1st episode of “60 Minutes”, Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, revealed the online store is currently developing a drone-based delivery service called Prime Air. Customers would be able to have their products delivered only 30 minutes after they click the “buy” button.