Alphabet's drone delivery project Wing launches air-traffic control app

Alphabet's drone delivery project Wing launches air-traffic control APP to keep unmanned craft flying 'safely and effectively' The new app, Open Sky, is being released to drone flyers in Australia this month  It will show airspace restrictions and known hazards, as well as emergency alerts The app will also come with a slew of accessibility features, including Voice Over

By Cheyenne Macdonald and James Pero For Dailymail.com

Published: 23:08 BST, 16 July 2019 | Updated: 23:08 BST, 16 July 2019

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Drone delivery service Wing is launching its own air-traffic control app to keep its craft safe in the skies.

The company, owned by Google-parent Alphabet, recently started making deliveries in parts of Australia and Finland.

Wing’s new iOS and Android app aims to ‘help users comply with rules and plan flights more safely and effectively,’ providing a rundown of airspace restrictions and hazards as well as events nearby that could interfere.

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The company, owned by Google-parent Alphabet, recently started making deliveries in parts of Australia and Finland

The company, owned by Google-parent Alphabet, recently started making deliveries in parts of Australia and Finland

The new app, Open Sky, is being released to drone flyers in Australia this month according to Wing.

‘The design of our software has required a detailed understanding of flight rules — along with buildings, roads, trees, and other terrain — that allow aircraft to navigate safely at low altitudes, and we’ve used it to complete tens of thousands of flights on three

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