Uber to launch ‘drone-based’ food delivery by 2021

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US-based ride-hailing startup Uber is planning to launch its drone-based food delivery service by 2021.

 

“Regulations regarding drone operations are very complicated and stringent, so there are a lot of legal hurdles companies must overcome before we start seeing widespread drones as a service take off. The company is looking to launch the service by 2021”, said CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.

According to the media report, the service has been named as 'UberExpress' and will exist under the umbrella of Uber Eats.

“The ride-hailing startup is looking to hire someone with ‘flight standards and training’ experience, who can enable safe, legal, efficient and scalable flight operations." the report said.

Many large companies have been testing the waters of drone delivery services. Amazon made its first drone delivery via Prime Air in 2016, and Alphabet ramped up their drone delivery service last year.

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