Ten minute pizza delivery instead of the usual 30 minutes or less? The future is looking pretty good – and fast – thanks to drone technology!
In Mumbai, India, Francesco’s Pizzeria has attracted the nation’s attention – not for their thin-crust pizzas made with a secret BBQ lime sauce, but with their method of delivery.
The restaurant recently used a remote-controlled four-rotor drone as their pizza guy, sending it up a skyscraper about 1.5 kilometres away.
In a city notorious for its traffic jams, unpaved streets, and cows sitting in the middle of the road, drone delivery could be a viable – and greener – alternative for food businesses. But first, it has to go through the cops
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