We all know by this time that a lot of remote areas need internet and some have been thanking Google for bringing internet via balloons with its new Project Loon. The project was launched this year in New Zealand and the company has been explaining about the progress and the thought process behind this initiative.
Now, Google has released a video, explaining how they are controlling the direction and the altitude of the balloons in the air with their newly built algorithm. Project Loon’s Dan Piponi explains with some super cool simulations in the newly released video.
Project Loon is a really complex technology, which is bringing internet to remote places. And for those who think that this is just a balloon which carries some routers in it, this video would change your perception on how the internet is beamed to the ground stations.
Google is using the publicly available wind data to keep the balloons in the same line or to stay at the right spot. The video that Google released is now available for your viewing below:
For those who are really interested, Wired also published an article about the story of Project Loon.