Walmart Begins Drone Delivery Trials in North Carolina

Posted on Sep 11, 2020 by Rob Dempsey

The retail giant is launching a pilot program in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The program will see "select grocery and household essential items" delivered via automated drones operated by Israeli startup Flytrex.


The unmanned aerial vehicle can reach speeds of up to 32 mph, travel 6.2 miles at a time and carry up to 6.6 pounds.

A video demonstration shows the drone gradually bringing contents down to the ground from 80 feet in the air without landing.

The FAA approved the trial last year and asked that the drones only fly on pre-planned routes in daylight and in less-populated areas. More details have yet to be revealed

 


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