While some companies have dabbled in drone delivery on a small scale, Uber Eats has announced that it will officially launch a drone food delivery pilot program in San Diego.
This week, Uber Eats announced that the Uber Elevate Conference that it will be launching a drone food delivery program. As part of the trial, drones will simply transfer meals from the restaurant to the delivery drivers, meaning the actual hand-off will still occur face-to-face. The idea is that using the drones will save drivers time by meeting them at pre-determined pickup locations. In order to facilitate the transfer, Uber Eats is using specially-designed boxes, which are attached directly to the drone. In terms of participating restaurants, McDonald's is the only confirmed partner at this time.
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