Seven-Eleven and Walmart will introduce a drone delivery system that deploys ``collection boxes that can automatically load luggage onto drones'' throughout the city

DroneUp , which operates a drone delivery service, has announced the DroneUp Ecosystem , a drone delivery ecosystem that installs temperature-controlled collection boxes throughout the city. The DroneUp Ecosystem will be used by companies such as Walmart, 7-Eleven, and Chick-fil-A.

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The collection box used in the DroneUp Ecosystem is called 'DBX'. DBX is small enough to be installed in a parking space, and is equipped with functions such as maintaining the temperature of luggage and loading luggage onto a drone.

The flow of delivery using DroneUp Ecosystem is like this. First, the retailer packs the packages according to the customer's order into boxes and attaches a QR code for package identification to the boxes.

Once you have packed your belongings into the boxes, you will transport them to the DBX on your own.

When you leave your luggage at DBX, its weight and size will be automatically measured. The maximum weight of luggage is 10 pounds (approximately 4.5 kg).

A drone carrying cargo flew to DBX.

When the drone flies over, the luggage will be automatically lifted to the ceiling.

The cargo is then fixed to the drone.

After receiving the package, the drone flies to its destination under automatic pilot. The maximum flight speed of the drone is 60 miles per hour (96.6 kilometers per hour) and the maximum flight distance is 30 miles (48.3 kilometers).

When it arrives at its destination, the drone does not land, but stretches its string to ground the cargo. The string can extend up to 120 feet (about 36.6 meters).

DroneUp Ecosystem has already started service in Virginia Beach, Virginia and Dallas, Texas, and plans to expand the service area in 2024. In addition, overseas media Axios reports that ``Walmart, 7-Eleven, and Chick-fil-A will be the first customers of the DroneUp Ecosystem.''

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