Walmart Announces Drone Deal with Zipline

By Sheridan Fifer

After announcing a partnership with Flytrex and a pilot drone delivery program to take place in North Carolina, Walmart has made another drone deal, this time with Zipline, a medical supplies delivery company that builds and designs drones. Zipline's drones are gliders with a longer range than traditional drones and no carbon emissions. This pilot will focus on health and wellness products, in contrast to the Flytrex program, which will deliver groceries and household items. The test deliveries with these drones will begin early next year and will take place near Walmart's headquarters in Northwest Arkansas. 

Based on a video in Walmart’s press release, it looks like the drone simply releases your package with a little parachute to land it at your home.

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