Google sister company Project Wing chooses Googong as autonomous drone delivery test site.
Canberra and its surrounds have been announced as the major testing site of the X company’s (formerly Google X) autonomous drone delivery system.
Project Wing, a sister company of Google, arrived in Googong on Saturday to test their latest innovation. Co-leader of the project James Ryan Burgess said the company plans to be here for the foreseeable future.
Testing is due to begin within the next few days at Fernleigh Park.
Mr Burgess, who is based in San Francisco, said the Canberra region provided a suitable test area for several reasons.
“Given the large estates and lots here, we’re able to fly and do deliveries without flying over populated areas,” Mr Burgess said