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Google drone delivery service found to be too LOUD for Australia

Google drone delivery service is found to be too LOUD for Australia as it exceeds residential noise limits

  • Google’s Wing drones have a noise level of 69 decibels from 15 metres away
  • The drones produce the same amount of noise as a loud television or office
  • Residents have been left outraged and have complained about the noise 

Google’s drone delivery service is too loud for Australia, as the flying machines exceed suburban noise limits. 

Google’s Wing drones – which have been trialled in suburbs in Queensland and Canberra – make 69 decibels of noise, the same amount as a busy office or a loud television.

Frustrated residents complained about the noise and the service was found to exceed the residential 45-decibel daytime noise limit in Canberra 

Google’s Wing drones (pictured) will launch the delivery service in Queensland and Canberra, with a noise level of 69 decibels from 15 metres away

A range of items can be ordered and delivered through the Google Wing service such as hot coffee, groceries and medical items.   

Once the service is officially launched, deliveries are limited to an average of 40 daytime flights for each suburb per day.  

Wing’s drone delivery services have been approved by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development. 

Acoustic scientist Matthew Bryce, told the ABC that the noise of the Wing drones ‘can be considered quite noticeable and loud’. 

‘Those types of noises tend to be more noticeable, and certainly discernible, and some people find them objectionable,’ he said. 

The DITCR has acknowledged the noise of the drones exceeds the limit of Canberra’s residential areas. 

The drones can only operate during the day on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 7.30am until 7pm. 

Residents have been left outraged and have complained about the distinct, high frequency noise, which is also comparable to a leaf blower

Residents have been left outraged and have complained about the distinct, high frequency noise, which is also comparable to a leaf blower

They can operate from 8am to 6pm on Saturdays and 9am to 6pm on Sundays but cannot be flown on public holidays.  

Customers will be able to order items through the delivery service’s Wing app. 

The items are expected to be delivered within minutes.        

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Google for comment.  

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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