Google's Wing and DoorDash Launch Drone Delivery Pilot

Wing drones can carry a payload of just over 1kg, and travel at a speed of around 110km/h.

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DoorDash and Wing have developed the capability to make drone delivery available via the DoorDash app in Australia, delivering access to food and essentials from local restaurants and retailers in 15 minutes or less.

Launching this week the service will be tested via a pilot program in Logan, located within the booming South East Queensland region.

The partnership, a global-first for both companies, will also be the first time that Wing is integrating its drone delivery service within another marketplace, giving eligible DoorDash customers access to on-demand drone delivery by Wing. 

DoorDash and Wing will pilot the drone delivery service in select suburbs in the Logan community, delivering a range of convenience and grocery items, pantry staples, snacks, and household essentials. 

Initially available to a small number of households in the suburbs of Berrinba, Browns Plains, Crestmead, Heritage Park, Kingston, Logan Central, Marsden, Regents Park, and Waterford West, service will gradually roll out to more customers in surrounding areas over the coming months. 

Eligible DoorDash customers will be invited to participate via the DoorDash app. Customers can place their order through the DoorDash Air store in the app, selecting Drone Delivery when prompted, and within 15 minutes, their purchase will be delivered by drone. Wing drones can carry a payload of just over 1kg, and travel at a speed of around 110km/h.

This new modality for DoorDash will allow customers to access efficient and sustainable  deliveries and complement existing order volume on the platform, which Rebecca Burrows, General Manager Australia, DoorDash expresses as a priority for the online delivery platform.

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