Google is going to launch its new solar-powered drone program officially, which is called Project Titan by sending its first fleet in the sky in this year.
At Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, Google’s senior VP Sundar Pichai who oversees the Google Apps, Android, and Chrome stated that, the company is currently working on 3 programs aimed to connecting 4 billion people in the world without the Internet access currently.
He said Project Titan will fly a lightweight Solar powered airplane, which serves as a remote satellites. This Titan has been acquired by Google in 2014, these drone will supply connectivity in certain areas. Areas affected by natural disasters can also get connectivity using this solar drone.
Pichai said project loon was crazy idea, and those balloons are bigger in size. Project Titan is in the stage where project Loon was two years ago. Project Blank was started one year ago by Google, it’s a third program and its aim is to bring connectivity to rural and urban area in the world. Pichai said, Google is building a fiber network and work with local providers to provide 4G Services around the world.
He finally concluded that, big companies like Facebook and it’s Internet.org are planning to get more access to the web by people in remote areas is a strong and important step.