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ID: 139233

URL: https://venturebeat.com/2019/06/12/uber-will-deliver-food-via-drone-to-san-diego-residents-in-summer-2019/

Date: 2019-06-12

Uber will deliver food via drone to San Diego residents in summer 2019

The next time you order pad thai from your go-to neighborhood joint, a drone might handle delivery duties. Uber announced this morning that this summer it intends to begin operating autonomous quadcopters in San Diego — one of the 10 cities selected by the Federal Aviation Administration to test commercial drones — pending regulatory approval. Its a project overseen by Uber Elevate, the ride-hailing companys aerial R&D arm. In pilot tests earlier this year, Elevate orchestrated deliveries of McDonalds meals up to a half-mile away, beyond the line of sight to customers on the campus of Viejas Arena at San Diego State University and surrounding areas. San Diego restaurant Juniper & Ivy, which doesnt currently deliver, joined the program in May to offer an off-the-menu double-patty burger item. Uber says its fleet of off-the-shelf drones will fly to designated landing zones, where couriers will pick up deliveries, all of which are packaged in custom-designed insulating containers. The drones might also land on the roofs of parked Uber cars marked with QR codes, which will transport the food to its final destination. Compared with ground transportation, which averages 21 minutes for a delivery 1.5 miles away, Uber claims its drones can fulfill orders in about 7 minutes — and potentially faster once it deploys upgraded models that can reach speeds upwards of 70 miles per hour. Pricing will initially be consistent with Uber Eats deliveries, or up to $8.50 in San Diego. Uber told Bloomberg that drone food delivery will take at least three years to roll out in a handful of markets and that in a decade, itll be prevalent enough to change restaurant kitchens. Thats in line with predictions by investment firm Cowen, which anticipates that over the next four years the food delivery market will increase 12% a year to $76 billion in 2022. Ubers announcement comes a week after Amazon revealed that its newly designed, fully electric, and completely autonomous Prime Air drone will begin delivering packages to customers. The retail giants six-propeller carrier is capable of vertical takeoffs and landings, and its able to carry parcels weighing as much as five pounds, which covers 75% to 90% of packages Amazon ships to customers today. Amazon aims to eventually fulfill orders within 30 minutes for shoppers within 7.5 miles of some of its hundreds of warehouses around the world. Companies like Microsoft and startup  Flytrex have trialed airborne delivery services in cities like Holly Springs, North Carolina and Wichita, Kansas. FedEx plans to develop a drone-powered aircraft inspection program in Tennessee. More recently, Matternet teamed up with UPS to launch an aerial delivery service from WakeMeds flagship hospital and campus in Raleigh, North Carolina. Reports show the commercial drone industry is continuing to grow quickly, albeit from a small base. A 2017 forecast from Gartner projected the number of commercial drones sold that year would exceed 174,000. Moreover, about $454 million was thrown at UAV startups in 2016 alone, and the market is forecast to be worth $127 billion by 2020.