- The Federal Aviation Administration has granted Uber and San Diego, California, permission to test food delivery via drone services
- Uber partnered with McDonald’s and completed the first phase of testing at San Diego State University
- Uber made this announcement after Amazon announced similar plans to commence drone delivery services
Uber Technologies Inc. (NYSE: UBER) has completed its initial phase testing for food delivery via drones for Uber Eats (http://nnw.fm/TZ3h5), at San Diego State University. This testing was done in collaboration with McDonald’s, after the Federal Aviation Administration granted Uber the drone testing rights. Uber plans to include other Uber Eats food and delivery partners in the future while leveraging the expertise and technology of Uber Elevate.
Uber Eats will use drone services for only a part of the delivery journey. Once the food is prepared as per the order placed by the customer, it will be loaded in the drone. The drone will then carry the food to a predetermined central location, from where…
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