Uber will food delivery with the help of flying drones
During the event, the company Elevate Summit Uber announced plans this year to start a full-fledged test meal delivery service using unmanned aircraft as part of its project Uber Eats. Recently, the US Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FAA) gave Uber permit testing of such delivery in San Diego, California. As the portal Tech Crunch, the first such testing has been carried out in partnership with the company McDonald's last year. Uber is now about to launch a more extensive testing of the delivery options of fast food with various cafes and restaurants.
"We are working closely with the FAA to ensure that fully comply with safety requirements. Our goal is to empower our service Uber Eats and provide more choices to our customers just by pressing a single button. The partnership with the networks of restaurants and cafes, as well as our aircraft and technology expertise of our project Uber Elevate allow cope with this problem ", - said the project manager Uber Elevate Luke Fisher.
As the drones will deliver food?
It notes that Uber is aimed at the delivery of fast food in a very dense urban environment and therefore does not intend to send drones with food directly to customers doors. Instead, managed cloud Elevate Cloud System UAV will be sent with orders to special items, where they will pick up couriers Uber Eats and dovozit to the customer.
The companies are also considering the option, which as such landing points will be used Uber car roof, equipped with a special QR-code and parked near the point of the order destination. After planting, the drone of the driver will be able to ensure the continued delivery of the food to its destination.
Why Ships flying drones beneficial?
"We do not have the task of delivering the food with the help of drones directly to the door of customers. We will use them to reduce the delivery time ", - says Fisher.
The Uber note that the use of drones will make delivery of orders faster and cheaper. If the delivery of the ground leaves 21 minutes, then shipping by air will take only 7 minutes. According to Bloomberg, Eats division proved to be very profitable for Uber. In 2018 Uber Eats revenues of $ 1, 5 billion dollars, almost 2, 5 times higher than the result in 2017. According to Tech Crunch, the first quarter of 2019 brought the company's revenue growth of 105 percent and amounted to 3, 07 billion dollars.
It should be added that it is literally on Amazon last week the company announced similar plans to deliver the goods of drones. Appropriate service within the framework of Prime Air Company is going to start delivering in the coming months.
A day earlier, we reported that will look like air ports for flying taxi company Uber, the first of which is scheduled to open as early as 2023.
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