Delivery from the store to your door in 3 minutes. That’s the future of shopping.
In the northern suburbs of Dallas, Wing is testing drone delivery service with a fleet of autonomous, styrofoam aircraft. The drones can carry around three pounds and fly 12 miles round trip without a pilot. What’s more impressive, the entire delivery system (the charging pads, drones, and the necessary cables) can fit neatly into a 20-foot shipping container and sent to any business, allowing merchants to offer aerial shipping to their customers the next day.
It means a handful of north Texas neighborhoods can buy small items from a local Walgreens and have it delivered in their backyard in less than 10 minutes, for no extra fee. It’s like a care package from Call of Duty or The Hunger Games. It’s an impressive preview of what’s coming.
To understand how it all works, I caught up with Sally French. She’s been reporting exclusively on drone technology for the past five years on her…