Virginia’s government drone initiative just got fueled by a $1.5 million grant to develop a research institute dedicated to autonomous systems View original article at Drone Life

Relief for the sniffles and the munchies will be just a drone flight away for Christianburg, Va. residents View original article at Drone Life

Google’s Wing unveils plans for a first-of-its-kind trial with FedEx and Walgreens (via Wing) Alphabet’s Wing drone delivery service is taking off in the US. The Google subsidiary is launching a pilot program this fall in Christiansburg, Va. Starting next month, residents of the New River Valley region in Southwest Virginia can collect parcels from FedEx Express, Walgreens, and local retailer Sugar Magnolia via unmanned aerial vehicles. The trial, according to a company blog post, will “demonstrate the benefits of drone delivery by improving access to healthcare products,…

Two weeks after Project Wing earned approval to make drone deliveries in Canberra, Australia, the Google offshoot got the greenlight to launch a similar service in the US. On Tuesday, Wing became the […] The post FAA Greenlights Google Wing Drone Deliveries in US appeared first on Geek.com. View original article at Geek

The company’s effort, approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, will be limited to parts of southwest Virginia. Original article at nytimes.com