Walmart will trial drones as well

Walmart will trial drones as well

American supermarket chain Walmart has filed an official request with the American authorities to be able to trial drones to see whether they are useful in a delivery service.

Compete with Amazon

Walmart does not only want to use drones in a delivery capacity, but also to pick up items from customers and to create an inventory of its warehouses. The company has been extensively trialing drones for a while, but always in-doors. In order to run tests outside, it needs permission from the government.

 

The department store chain is not the first American company to see a future in drones. Google and Amazon have already considered the possibility of having a drone-powered delivery service and that is also why the American FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) is currently creating new legislation to allow for this type of drone use.

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