Drone racing event planned for Google Cloud Next ’22

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Google Cloud is joining forces with Drone Racing League (DRL) to bring a professional drone racing event to Silicon Valley. This race will mark the launch of the 2022–23 DRL Algorand World Championship Season, which will see the world’s 12 best drone pilots race high-speed drones through iconic sports arenas, virtual SIM maps, and a metaverse world.

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Google-funded ocean drones are now mining carbon data from Gulf Stream

A group of ocean drones, funded in part by a $1 million grant from Google.org, have been deployed from Rhode Island’s Newport to build the largest-ever set of wintertime weather and carbon data in the Gulf Stream.

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Google looks to test firefighting drones, asks the FAA

According to a recently filed FAA exemption document, Google’s research climate and energy group are looking to test firefighting and monitoring drones. Google Research plans to test out the HSE-UAV M8A Pro spraying drone focused on the agriculture industry.

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Google’s Wing Aviation – its shot at delivering your goods

Drones aren’t new, but delivery drones are, like the one created by Google’s Wing Aviation. Wing Aviation is taking drone deliveries head-on in Australia, Finland, and the US and is delivering goods right now by drone. As Wing Aviation and similar companies continue to invest in drones, drone delivery will become the next big thing for the commercial drone world.

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Google’s Wing Aviation gets first FAA approval for drone delivery service

Google’s Wing Aviation receives the first FAA approval for a drone delivery service in the US. We already reported on this two weeks ago, saying that it would likely be Wing Aviation that would receive the first approval for a delivery service by drone. Today, the commercial drone operator received important government approval to operate as an airline, which gives it the legal authority to deliver products by drone to real customers. The company plans to start routine deliveries by drone in two rural communities in Virginia within the next few months.

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FAA to award first drone delivery service license in the U.S. next month

A Federal Aviation Administration official said that the agency expects to award the first license to operate a drone delivery service next month. The spokesperson did not name the company that would be receiving the license but it seems that the only likely candidate is Wing Aviation LCC, a subsidiary from Google’s parent, Alphabet Inc. And, the same company that received approval from Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority to start making deliveries by drone in the northern suburbs of Canberra after a safety assessment.

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