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Google kills off its Project Titan broadband drones

2017-01-13 06:23 by
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Google' parent company Alphabet has officially announced that it has killed the Titan drone project. Project Titan is now integrated with a group of robotics projects at Google's research and development factory, X. The company will focus on the Project Loon, which would use high-altitude balloon to deliver internet access to remote areas of the world.

The X research lab spokesperson said in a statement:

"The team from Titan was brought into X in early 2016. We ended our exploration of high-altitude UAVs for internet access shortly after. By comparison, at this stage the economics and technical feasibility of Project Loon present a much more promising way to connect rural and remote parts of the world."

"Many people from the Titan team are now using their expertise as part of other high flying projects at X, including Loon and Project Wing."

Google had acquired Titan, the maker of solar-powered drones, for an undisclosed amount in 2014 with an aim to offer internet service using high-flying drones.

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