Alphabet’s Wing among companies testing ‘novel system’ to identify airborne drones

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Alphabet’s Wing unit and two other companies have reportedly demonstrated a novel system to identify airborne drones.

The companies hope the move could potentially pave the way towards expansion in commercial uses of unmanned aircraft.

The concept, expected to be fully announced tomorrow, was tested in December and aims to track different types of drones using disparate software applications linked by a common web-based system.

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They say that, by sharing the data, the companies reportedly said the location of drones could be easily captured on a variety of digital devices, including smartphones.

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, under the concept, individual citizens alongside government would have access to the data.

Last month, CDP reported on Wing’s plans to be fully operational in Finland in 2019 following a testing period in the spring.

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