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Flirtey’s drones are making routine deliveries

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Flirtey’s drone makes a delivery for 7-Eleven. (Flirtey Photo)

In the race to make routine commercial deliveries via drone, Flirtey is going where Amazon hasn’t yet ventured: the United States.

Today, the three-year-old Nevada-based startup reported that its autonomous drones made regular weekend deliveries of food and other convenience-store products for a 7-Eleven store during November.

The pilot project involved a dozen customers in Reno – which happens to be the headquarters for Flirty and for the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems’ drone test range at Reno-Stead Airport.

Seventy-seven deliveries in all were made, using a smartphone-style app, Flirtey said in a news release.

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By Alan Boyle

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