When you need a Slurpee and a hot dog but can’t get to the nearest 7-Eleven, Flirtey has you covered! The company recently announced that they have completed 77 autonomous drone deliveries to customer homes in the U.S. — the first of its kind in this country!
This November, Flirtey delivered items on weekends to a dozen 7-Eleven customers, who used a custom app to place their orders. After each order was placed, 7-Eleven items including hot and cold food and over-the-counter medicines were loaded into acustom Flirtey drone delivery container and flown autonomously using precision GPS to the customer’s house, where the drone hovered and lowered the package. The test runs took an average of less than 10 minutes from order to delivery!
Flirtey CEO Matthew Sweeny said, “Flirtey is the world’s leader in the drone delivery industry and we have now successfully completed the first month of routine commercial drone deliveries to customer homes in partnership with 7-Eleven. While other companies in this space are shipping jobs overseas, Flirtey’s goal is to make delivery instant, and in the process create jobs at home for hardworking Americans and veterans. This is a giant leap towards a future where everyone can experience the convenience of Flirtey’s instant store-to-door drone delivery.”