Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Alphabet’s Wing Seeks Expanded US Drone Flight Permissions

An Alphabet Inc. Google X Project Wing delivery drone An Alphabet Inc. Google X Project Wing delivery drone sits on a charging pad at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. (Charles Mostoller/Bloomberg News)

Alphabet Inc.’s Wing Aviation is asking U.S. regulators to allow it to expand drone operations as a way to make more efficient deliveries controlled from a central command post.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
April 23, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Alphabet’s Drone Delivery Business Cleared for Takeoff by FAA

Drone A Wing drone in action, dropping off a package. (Charles Mostoller/Bloomberg News)

An offshoot of Alphabet Inc.’s Google has become the first drone operator to receive government approval as an airline, an important step that gives it the legal authority to begin dropping products to actual customers.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
April 23, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Alphabet Unit Leads $1 Billion Investment in Lyft

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Alphabet Inc.’s investment arm, CapitalG, led a $1 billion investment in Lyft Inc. that values the ride-sharing startup at $11 billion, the ride-sharing startup said.

October 19, 2017