For the past week, we’ve been waiting for Google’s Project Wing to begin its bold burrito initiative: delivering tortilla-wrapped goodness by drone. Now, Google and Chipotle have started testing the service at Virginia Tech and onsite reporters are tweeting their impressions.
The most threatening letter of the alphabet is now the new name of Google’s quasi-secret moonshot lab: Google X is now just “X”. Hear that? That’s the sound of paranoid civilians boarding up windows and prepping drone-downing cannons.
Google has been working with NASA to test delivery drones in private US airspace, according to documents reviewed by the Guardian. While laws mostly prohibit commercial drones from such activity, NASA offers Google a convenient loophole.