With Google Express we’re constantly looking for ways to improve home delivery. Like everyone in our industry we were intrigued
by the idea of drones. But we also asked ourselves: what if there’s
another way? Drone technology is exciting… but it’s
not ready. And that’s when the breakthrough happened.
An autonomous delivery service that not only brings our users packages, but also brings
them joy. The answer? Parachutes. We’re proud to announce the launch of Parachutes
by Google Express. Quiet, reliable, gentle. They are the perfect
marriage of form and function. This parachute technology is going to change the way we think about parachute technology. People only know what they see in TV and movies but it’s not all shouting Geronimo and barrel rolls… it’s science. Our controlled hover utilization team of engineers,
researchers and scientists spent years developing the parachutes’ function. From the apex
vent to the suspension lines to the canopy gores but the question remained: does it actually work? The answer is yes. Beautifully. Google Express has always been about delivering people the things they need from the stores they love. With Parachutes by Google Express, our users are constantly connected, from placing an order to tracking delivery to the moment they
catch the package out of the sky. Delivering you the things you need when you
need them. And forget the obstacles of ground delivery. With parachutes, you can receive
deliveries anytime, anywhere. Parachutes are a lot like minds. They work best when they’re open. How do we get the parachutes into the air? We use drones.