“Project Wing” has been in development for more than two years at Google X, the company’s secretive research lab. Australia was chosen by Google as the location for Project Wing because of the country’s “progressive” laws on drones, which are more tightly regulated in other nations. Google’s drones are pre-programmed to fly to their destination, which differs from other drone models that are remotely controlled by someone on the ground.
“Even just a few of these, being able to shuttle nearly continuously could service a very large number of people in an emergency situation,” said Astro Teller, who works as Captain for Google X on their big-thinking projects department called Moonshots.
Watch the full video from Google on Project Wing: