Walmart, Chick-fil-A, 7-11 Launching Drone Delivery Service

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WALMART, Chick-fil-A, and 7-11 are rolling out new technology that aims to deliver items to customers in a matter of minutes.

The three mega-brands will be the first companies to launch a new drone delivery service with the Virginia startup DroneUp.

DroneUp CEO Tom Walker introduced the company’s proprietary autonomous drone “ecosystem” on Tuesday, saying it could revolutionize last-mile logistics.

The system differs from existing drone delivery because it includes a climate-controlled locker, referred to as DBX, where drones pick up packages.

The DBX is said to be smaller than a single parking space, allowing smaller retailers to use the new technology too.

The lockers can serve as delivery hubs on college campuses and in cities, giving more people access to drone delivery.

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