Google X’s Dave Vos Suggests Timeline for Deliveries by UAS


At last November’s Drone World Expo in San Jose, Calif., Dave Vos, head of Google X’s Project Wing – which revealed in summer 2014 that it was working on a delivery system for drones – said at a panel, “We’re anxious to get things done yesterday.” Now, Vos has reportedly given a timeline of when these things – specifically, deliveries by drone – will “get done.”

According to a report from CNN, Vos said at a Washington, D.C., event yesterday that the National Airspace System currently “has enough space that’s completely unoccupied.” Provided there is proper collaboration between the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technology industry and the Federal Aviation Administration, deliveries by UAS could happen in this country within one to three years, he stated.

Vos recently served as a member and co-chair of the UAS registration task force, selected by the FAA to propose requirements for the drone registration system now in place. Last April, Vos was also selected as a director on the board of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International.

Back when Google X’s Project Wing emerged in the public eye, Vos said the goal going forward was “to take the momentum and the enthusiasm that we’ve built internally and … drive it towards enabling the dream of delivering stuff more quickly – with proper and due safety.”

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