Wing and Walmart Collaborate to Introduce Drone Deliveries Covering Six Miles Across Dallas
Alphabet's Wing Teams Up with Walmart to Bring Swift Drone Deliveries to Dallas-Fort Worth Region
Wing, the aviation subsidiary of Alphabet, has joined forces with retail giant Walmart to initiate drone deliveries in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metro area. The partnership is set to launch drone delivery services from a Walmart Supercenter located in Frisco, TX, with flights commencing “in the coming weeks.” The collaboration envisions expanding the service to a second DFW location by the year’s end, covering a combined 60,000 households.
The drone delivery service aims to cater to residences situated within a radius of approximately six miles from the designated stores. This service will empower residents to order a variety of items, including fast meals, groceries, essential products, and over-the-counter medicines. Promising a rapid delivery experience, Wing’s drones boast speeds of up to 65 mph, ensuring that customers receive their orders in under 30 minutes. Notably, the drones employ a retractable tether mechanism to ensure the secure delivery of delicate items, including items like eggs and frozen treats.