Walmart seeks to test drones for home delivery, pickup

Daily News Article - October 30, 2015


1. What has Walmart applied to the FAA for permission to do?

2. Name the two retail/tech giants mentioned in the article that are also testing drones for commercial use.

3. List the potential uses Walmart might have for drones.

4. What will the FAA consider when reviewing Walmart’s petition?

5. Why does Walmart specifically want to test the use of drones for their company?

6. Walmart said the company would move quickly to deploy drones depending on its tests and regulations. Amazon has said it would be ready to begin delivering packages to customers via drones as soon as federal rules allow.
A reader commenting on this article wrote, “I don’t see that this is going to save them (Walmart) any money. Home delivery sounds like it would wind up costing them money.”
What do you think about Walmart’s potential use of drones: great idea or ridiculous waste of time and money? Explain your answer.