7-Eleven US trials drone deliveries

Drone delivery service, Flirtey, and 7-Eleven have completed 77 autonomous drone deliveries to customer homes in the US after the two kicked off their commercial collaboration in July.

Flirtey conducted regular weekend deliveries in November from a 7-Eleven store to a dozen select customers who used a custom app to place their unique order. Along with listing all items available for delivery, the interactive app also notified customers when their drone was loaded, when it departed from the store and when it was arriving at their doorstep.

Once an order was placed, 7-Eleven merchandise – including items such as hot and cold food and over-the-counter medicines  – were loaded into a custom Flirtey drone delivery container and flown autonomously using precision GPS to a local customer’s house.

Popular items delivered included hot food items, cold beverages and over-the-counter medicines such as 7-Select Night Time Cold & Flu Relief, 7-Select Headache Relief and aspirin.

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