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Walmart drone testing is underway for delivering products to purchasers – Breaking News

Walmart Drone

Walmart drone testing is underway for delivering products to purchasers – Breaking News

Walmart drone pilot program launched Wednesday using drones to deliver groceries and household essentials in a North Carolina city.

Flytrex in Fayetteville, are providing the the Walmart drones, where it saying they hope they get to gain insight into customers’ and its workers’ experience with the technology.

Tom Ward, senior vice president of customer products at Bentonville, Arkansas-based Walmart, acknowledged that it will be a while before drones are widely used for package deliveries.

“That still feels like a bit of science fiction, but we’re at a point where we’re learning more and more about the technology that is available and how we can use it to make our customers’ lives easier,” Ward wrote in a corporate blog.

Amazon won regulatory approval to deliver packages by drone last week. However, the company said it was still testing the self-piloting aircraft and didn’t say when they could be used to deliver goods to shoppers on a large scale. Delivery company UPS and a company owned by search giant Google have also won regulatory approval to deliver by drones.

Source ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer walmart drone walmart drone

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