A Tesco drone delivery trial will see small items dropped off at customers’ homes within 30 minutes of ordering.
Based at Tesco’s Oranmore store, County Galway, the drones will deliver “small baskets” of goods to the local area.
medicine delivery trials in Ireland, will launch next month.
Flying at 50mph (80km/h), they can deliver up to 4kg (9lb) of shopping – in a cargo cassette lowered from the drone – a mile away in three minutes.
Manna had planned a takeaway food delivery trial in March but changed its focus to medicines during the coronavirus pandemic.
It now delivers prescriptions and other essential supplies in the town of Moneygall.