UAV specialist Aerit’s trial brings drone delivery closer in Sweden
Sweden has taken a step closer toward regular drone delivery operations with UAV services company Aerit wrapping up a large-scale pilot project in partnership with Swedish supermarket chain ICA.
A major player in the development of drone services, including deliveries, Aerit completed the trial by transporting groceries ordered from ICA to homes in the large Norrtälje area north of Stockholm. The company was tapped to organize that dry run last year and had carefully prepared the operation of beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flights of its proprietary Nimbi UAVs across the 38 square-mile Norrtälje area – in temperatures that plunged to minus 10 degrees Celsius.
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The six-day test run Aerit orchestrated delivered groceries to 10 out of the 30 households that volunteered to participate in the trial, and which then ordered groceries from the ICA Nära Gräddö…