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By Jamey Keaten And Matt O’Brien The Associated Press

Delivery by drone: Switzerland tests it in populated areas

ZURICH — Drones will help deliver toothbrushes, deodorant and smartphones to Swiss homes this fall as part of a pilot project, the first of its kind over a densely populated area.

The drones will take items from a distribution centre in the Zurich area and transport them 8 to 16 kilometres (5 to 10 miles) to awaiting delivery vans. The van drivers then bring the packages to homes.