Alphabet, Google’s parent company, said Wednesday that it was using its Wing drone to deliver food and medicine during the new corona virus pandemic,media CNET reported. Wing, a subsidiary of Alphabet, said it had seen a “dramatic” increase in the number of customers using the service, with more than 1,000 deliveries completed in the past two weeks, and people across the country were now facing a blockade.
Project Wing, Google’s first drone delivery service in 2014, was certified by the Federal Aviation Administration late last year.
Wing said it was seeing U.S. customers order health and health products from Walgreens, including medicines, toothpaste and toilet paper, as well as daily necessities such as pasta, canned goods, fruit cups and baby food.
A Wing spokesman said: “We are working hard to support local businesses that can’t open their doors to bring their products directly to customers’ homes. Pointing to a local bakery in Christiansburg, Va., he said the store now sells 50 percent more pastries in stores than usual over a weekend through Wing.