Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Walmart seeks govt nod for using drones
Walmart seeks govt nod for using drones
28
Oct '15
After Amazon and smaller companies seeking exemptions from government drone rules, retail giant Walmart has become the latest US retailer to ask for permission to test drones for making deliveries to customers in its parking lots and at customers' homes, according to media reports.

Walmart also wants to use the aerial technology to check on its buildings, warehouses and distribution centers and has applied to the Federal Aviation Administration for an exemption from current regulations.

Walmart has tested drones inside its facilities but now wants to do outdoor tests. To do that, it needs FAA permission to operate "small unmanned aircraft systems," as the industry calls drones.

Walmart is using drones in an effort to create a more efficient supply chain, company spokesman Dan Toporek said.

“You test for a reason,” he said, "because you learn during tests and you tend to evolve and figure out which approaches are most compelling to customers and most efficient for the business.”

Toporek said Walmart is ready to start outdoor tests immediately if the FAA gives approval.

The FAA will review Wal-Mart's petition to determine whether it is similar enough to earlier successful applications to be fast-tracked, or whether it would set a precedent for exemptions, requiring regulators to conduct a detailed risk analysis and seek public comment, agency spokesman Les Dorr said. The FAA normally aims to respond to such petitions in 120 days.

Till October 22, the FAA has granted 2,020 permits for commercial drones for purposes such as aerial photography, pipeline inspection and agricultural monitoring. (SH)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 14th Apr 2021

Sri Lanka to ban fabric imports

Sri Lanka is all set to ban the import of textile fabrics in a bid to ...

Pic: Sorbis / Shutterstock.com

Apparel/Garments | On 14th Apr 2021

Bangladesh apparel exports dip 2.55% in July-March FY21

Readymade garment exports from Bangladesh declined by 2.55 per cent...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 14th Apr 2021

US proposal for global minimum corporate tax finds takers in Europe

The idea of a global minimum corporate tax floated by the US has...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

One thing is certain, online sales will go up

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Consumer sentiment will be conservative after lockdown

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Value of 'Made in India' should get more importance

Nina Smith,

Nina Smith

GoodWeave International, a nonprofit working to end child, forced and...

Chendhuran Sundar,

Chendhuran Sundar

Headquartered at Singapore, Crocodile is a global fashion and lifestyle...

Benedetta Terraneo,

Benedetta Terraneo

Miko Srl, a subsidiary of US-based Sage Automotive Interiors and a member...

Michael Jaenecke, Messe Frankfurt

Michael Jaenecke
Messe Frankfurt

From May 14 to 17, international exhibitors will present the entire...

Robert Brookins, Alexium International

Robert Brookins
Alexium International

Alexium International is a specialty chemical development company...

Daniel Odermatt, Ventile

Daniel Odermatt
Ventile

Ventile is a registered trademark used to brand a special high-quality...

Megha Kumari & Jigar Mali, Label Megha & Jigar

Megha Kumari & Jigar Mali
Label Megha & Jigar

New Delhi based label Megha & Jigar blends India's unique handcrafts...

Ruma Devi, Gramin Vikas Evam Chetna Sansthan

Ruma Devi
Gramin Vikas Evam Chetna Sansthan

Ruma Devi is a jet-setting promoter of artisans who has empowered...

Niti Singhal, Twee In One

Niti Singhal
Twee In One

Best known for convertible clothing, Indian brand Twee In One by designer...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


April 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search