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Coronavirus disruptions see drone meal delivery launching in North Carolina

One town in North Carolina is thinking outside the box to help residents stay safe at home but still receive groceries or meal deliveries, on-demand, during the coronavirus crisis.

A pilot program is being launched in Holly Springs to use drones to deliver daily essentials from a local shopping center to homes in the area. The delivery method can save customers’ time so they're not waiting in lines or driving to and from the Holly Springs Towne Center, but the no-contact service also allows customers to stay in their homes, avoiding crowded locations or unnecessary contact with delivery drivers.

The town of Holly Springs partnered with drone delivery company Flytrex and the North Carolina Department of Transportation to earn a spot in the Federal Aviation Administration’s highly selective UAS Integration Pilot Program. Fox News covers the story of Flytrex in a new article.

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