Yes, Drone Delivery Is Available In Texas as a Test
What is drone delivery?
Drone delivery is a method of transporting goods using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones to customers. In several experimental tests, retailers and drone delivery companies are loading packages or goods onto a drone, which then flies to the delivery destination like a customers home residence. The drone uses GPS, sensors, and other systems to ensure that it reaches the correct location and will often land and detach the package or drop it down while mid-flight from it’s fuselage or lowered down on a wire system.
Drone delivery can offer several benefits, such as faster delivery times than ground based transportation, lower delivery costs and reduced carbon emissions compared to other methods. However, since drone delivery is still relatively new, it’s subject to regulation by aviation authorities to ensure safety and security and isn’t fully approved in many places. Additionally, the weight and size of packages that can be delivered by drones are limited by the battery capacity and flight time that drones currently have.
Is Drone Delivery Available in Texas?
Yes, drone delivery is available in Texas. Wing is a division of Google’s parent company Alphabet, which focuses on operating drone deliveries in Little Elm and Frisco, Texas.
Which Companies Currently Offer Drone Delivery in This State?
Walgreens, Blue Bell, Texas Health, and easyvet are making deliveries Via Wing. Walmart drone delivery lands in Texas.
Which Cities or Locations Have it Available in This State?
Merchant availability varies by location, but generally speaking, Walgreens deliveries are available within 4 miles of our facility at the intersection FM 423 and Eldorado Parkway, while Blue Bell, Texas Health, and easyvet deliveries are available within 4 miles of our facility at Frisco Station.
How Much Does it Cost?
There are no required signup or delivery fees!
How Does it Work?
For customers that reside in eligible neighborhoods, downloading the app is the right step to take. Then, you provide your address and your app will determine if the service can find an appropriate delivery spot at your residence that is clear of obstacles, such as large trees or pools. If so, you will see a catalog with your merchant options.
If a suitable delivery spot cannot be found at your address, it may take a little more time to serve your home.