By Rishi Iyengar
November 3, 2015

Google’s new parent company Alphabet plans to start using drones to deliver packages to customers by 2017, the drone initiative’s top executive said on Monday.

The tech giant is engaged in a dialogue with the Federal Aviation Administration to set up a system that would enable air traffic control of drones flying below 500 feet, David Vos, head of Google’s drone program Project Wing, said at a conference, according to Reuters.

Companies like Amazon and Walmart have also announced drone-delivery initiatives, but federal approval of the initiatives remains uncertain.

[Reuters]

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