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Google aims to begin drone package deliveries in 2017

A logo is pictured at Google’s European Engineering Center in Zurich April16, 2015.

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WASHINGTON Google, which hopes to revolutionize consumer deliveries via drone, expects to begin delivering packages to customers by unmanned aircraft sometime in 2017, an executive said on Monday.

“Our goal is to have commercial business up and running in 2017,” David Vos, the project lead for Google’s Project Wing, told an audience at an air traffic control convention outside Washington.

(Reporting by David Morgan)

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