Google express uav project has no secret. The latest patent submitted according to Google, Google express drones will also contain a special device to secure storage package.
The company submitted the latest patent describes an “express receiving container”, the device can receive carried by unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) package, and store it in a safe area.
According to the patent description, this kind of receiving container can use infrared ray establish contact with air flight of UAV, and guide them to put in the parcel, will deliver packages to a safe area, such as the garage.
Patents, however, does not provide relevant specific working principle of the Courier to receive container. Google X laboratory spokesman declined to comment.
Last November, Google UAV project director Dave Vos said, they will start to the 2017 test UAV express delivery business. Google UAV express Project named “Project Wing”, the company was first released in August 2014 the Project. A video on YouTube, according to the company tested the project in Australia. In the United States, Google work with NASA AMES laboratory center, testing for UAV distribution project.
Google and amazon and other companies are trying to get Courier uavs become a reality. However, all this need to wait for the federal aviation administration issued the final commercial uav operating regulations to achieve (expected to be issued this year). The federal aviation administration requires weighing more than 55 pounds of UAV in the United States need to register before the flight. So far, there have been 18000 drone to register.