Drone delivery company Flirtey demonstrating capabilities in the largest industrial centre in the United States
Small-scale trial now ongoing to demonstrate deliveries at regular intervals in Nevada
Flirtey announced today it has begun routine drone delivery demonstrations in a designated area inside the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Centre (TRI Centre), located in Nevada. The demonstrations are in preparation for routine food delivery trials to designated points on the TRI Centre park.
Routine drone delivery demonstrations are occurring several days a week at multiple times per day. Flirtey plans to ramp up flights and delivery demonstrations as this next phase of operations continues.
TRI Centre is the largest industrial centre in the United States and is home to more than 100 companies, warehouse logistics centres, and fulfillment centres, including Tesla's Gigafactory, Walmart, Google, Panasonic and The Home Depot. These facilities employ approximately 25,000 people.
The company is using it Flirtey Portal takeoff-and-landing platform, which it claims enables scalable operations and fits into one parking space.
Following success in Nevada, Flirtey plans to scale drone delivery in 2020.
"These trials are the next milestone in bringing drone delivery to businesses in America, and consumers in Nevada will be among the first to have access to on-demand drone deliveries," said Flirtey Founder and CEO Matthew Sweeny. "We look forward to expanding Flirtey drone delivery nationwide."
"TRI Centre is thrilled to be a part of this exciting exercise, while exploring expanded services within our campus," said Lance Gilman, TRI Centre Co-Owner. "TRI Centre strongly believes in the importance of introducing new technology that enhances our everyday lives."