It seems almost too good to be true, the thought of hot coffee or hot chicken being delivered to your door by a drone.
For the town of Logan in Queensland, it's not a dream, it's a frequently used service run by Google.
According to Australian Aviation magazine, Google Wing has delivered 1200 hot chickens across Logan in the past year.
The process is simple and to any user of apps like Uber Eats will be very familiar with it.
A customer places an order via the Wing mobile app, then a drone is dispatched to pick up the package, it then flies at a height of 45m to the customer's house before lowering to the ground and releasing the delivery without any need for human contact.
Wing has been operating in Canberra and Logan since 2019 and offers delivery of any item up to 1.5kg.
In the past year, Wing has delivered:
- 10,000 cups of hot coffee
- 1000 loaves of bread
- 1700 snack packs
- 2700 sushi rolls
- More than 250 chocolate eggs, bunnies, and hot cross buns
At this stage there are no plans for the company to spread its wings into New Zealand, but as drone technology becomes more and more affordable, it's only a matter of time before a similar delivery service lands on our front lawn.