There’s more to come on the Walmart/DroneUp front.
As we report in this week's edition of Arkansas Business, the partnership aims to increase drone delivery hubs to 34 locations in six states: Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Texas, Utah and Virginia. But that’s just the beginning.
DroneUp’s chief strategy officer, Carl Smit, told us the two companies have a “multiyear” commitment and will continue to work together on more hub rollouts, although he would not disclose an exact number.
Meanwhile, DroneUp is already working on its second- and third-generation drones, with the second-generation drones expected to come out around this month and the third-generation models in July 2023.
He said both have significant technological improvements that will increase weather resistance, weight capacity and range within Federal Aviation Administration regulations.