7-eleven completes first drone delivery which included donuts and coffee





it may only be a short matter of time before tiny unmanned aircrafts are delivering our groceries from the sky. technology startup flirtey recently partnered with a popular convenience store chain to make the first commercial delivery to a private residence in reno, nevada. the delivery took place on July 11th when an autonomous drone flew a mile from its start location to the home in reno. the initial delivery included donuts, coffee, candy and a chicken sandwich. the goods were packaged into two containers, each of which were separately flown to the home. upon arrival, each container was lowered to the ground and retrieved by the homeowners.

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the drone flew autonomously from the store to the household, using the vehicle’s GPS system to navigate. the company first selected a store from which to deliver, and surveyed customers within a one-mile radius to see if they would be prepared to take part in the pilot program. this isn’t the first delivery that flirtey has made. it was the first company to make a delivery of medical supplies in virginia in 2015flew water and emergency supplies to a home in hawthrone, nevada plus completed the first shore-to-ship delivery last month. this appears to be the first time that a customer has placed an order with a store and had it delivered, and it could perhaps be the first of many occasions.

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