Drone-delivered food is gaining popularity in the United States. Flytrex, a drone delivery startup, has announced that it is extending its service region. It just began its drone delivery service in Holly Springs, North Carolina, a tiny community of 25,000 people.
The firm announced that it has begun delivering meals to dozens of families that have signed up for the service. Many meal delivery companies are preparing to serve their clients from the air. This is because it saves time and eliminates the need for delivery personnel to handle traffic in congested areas. It is also less expensive logistically.
This initiative in Holly Springs is one of nine being studied by US officials before commercial drone services are allowed.
Holly Springs is Flytrex’s third base of operations in the United States. In two other locations, they currently supply groceries, home supplies, and food. Flytrex is rumored to be considering expanding its services.
Flytrex CEO Yariv Bash stated that the business would like to show more people in North Carolina the benefits of drone delivery. “We’re entering a new era in which smart cities use the incredible potential of drones to improve efficiency and serve customers’ rising need for on-demand delivery — all while lowering our carbon footprint,” Bash added.
Residents in Holly Springs are “eager” to see delivery drones in their sky, and they are proud of their city’s willingness to embrace new technologies, according to Mayor Dick Sears. The consumer is notified when the drone arrives at the delivery location. The meal is then dropped from a wire for the consumer to grab. Customers may use the Flytrex app to track the drone as it delivers meals to them.
Swiggy, an Indian restaurant aggregator and meal delivery service, has begun experimenting with drone delivery. The Ministry of Defence, the Directorate General of Aviation, and the Ministry of Civil Aviation have all given their final approval for the testing to begin. ANRA Technologies, Swiggy’s drone delivery partner, first tested the service in June of this year, and trials have continued since then. Initially, the business is anticipated to focus on food and medical products.