After testing different models, Uber has unveiled the design of the drones it intends to use to deliver your next food order.
Uber knows it, delivering food is a timely business. And what could be more efficient than to rely on drones to bring food orders directly yo your customers’ doorstep?
Uber unveiled the design for the drones at the Forbes 30 under 30 summit. Armed with rotating wings and six rotors, the Uber Eats drones will be able to take off and land vertically.
With a maximum range of 18 miles, the Uber Eats drones will most certainly be used for short distance deliveries. The company indicated that a usual drone round-trip delivery should be under 12 miles and have a maximum travel time of eight minutes, including takeoff and landing at destination.
While drones were previously tested for deliveries directly from a restaurant, Uber indicated it plans to use them for more of a “last mile” approach. This strategy would see drones delivering food from restaurants to Uber vehicles located within the delivery area, instead of directly to the customer.
In any case, you probably would not have to tip the drone.
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