Google’s parent company, Alphabet, are trying to re-engineer their Wing delivery drones following widespread complaints in Australia about the noise they produce.

Noisy drones are a regular topic on WeTalk. A few months back we wrote this story in which residents of a suburb in Canberra complained that the X Wing delivery drones were so noisy, they were making life miserable for some residents.  Some residents who were in the flight path of the Wing UAVs said the noise resembled a “chainsaw gone ballistic” and have said the noise makes it hard for them to relax in their homes and disturbs their pets.

As we’ve often commented, in order for drones to be accepted by the public, particularly in residential zones, UAV designers are going to have to get on top of the noise issue. Alphabet drones have been tested in Australia since 2014 and are capable of flying at speeds of up to 75 mph (120 kph). Until now, they have primarily been used to deliver food items such as burritos (see YouTube clip below).

This is a demonstration shop for test - no order will be honored. Dismiss

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