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Walgreens Testing Drone Deliveries in Texas


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A delivery drone.

Jonathan Bass, Wing's head of marketing and communications, said the drones have "very advanced planning and routing capabilities so for each flight, the system does millions of simulations to get the best route."

Credit: WFAA

Retail pharmacy chain Walgreens and Google affiliate Wing will test drone deliveries in Texas next week in the city of Frisco and the town of Little Elm.

Walgreens said 100 store items, including medicines, will be available for delivery via drone.

Walgreens personnel will load the drones for each delivery, and Wing personnel will manage the actual delivery.

Wing's Jonathan Bass said the flight system performs millions of simulations to optimize routing, so “it can navigate to a very specific location."

The companies said the service has been tested in other parts of the world, and in Virginia.

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