Google is in the verge of acquiring the Mexican Titan Aerospace. This start-up builds unmanned solar powered vehicles that can fly for long distances and durations.
This news comes after Facebook bought Ascenta another UK-based drone start-up. The Titan technology will probably be used in Google’s Project Loon, which aims to deliver Internet services into remote areas.
Titan will likely also work with another Google purchase, Makani Power, which is developing high-altitude turbines.
“At Titan Aerospace, we’re passionate believers in the potential for technology (and in particular, atmospheric satellites) to improve people’s lives, says a statement by Titan. “It’s still early days for the technology we’re developing, and there are a lot of ways that we think we could help people, whether it’s providing internet connections in remote areas or helping monitor environmental damage like oil spills and deforestation. That’s why we couldn’t be more excited to learn from and work with our new colleagues as we continue our research, testing and design work as part of the Google family.”