Zomato tests its drone delivery technology successfully to reduce food delivery time. It comes a long time after Zomato had procured Lucknow-based drone startup TechEagle to decrease food delivery times and tackle different issues like traffic and pollution. The online food ordering and delivery platform, Zomato additionally uncovered that it is forming a consortium according to Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) rules to complete test Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drone tasks.
As per the notification issued by Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on May 13, intrigued organizations have been solicited to present an Expression from Interest (EOI) to the DGCA for leading exploratory Beyond Visual Line of Sight tasks (BVLOS) of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)/Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).
Founder and CEO, Zomato, Deepinder Goyal said, “We have been working towards building sustainable and safe delivery technology and with our first successful test, food delivery by drones is no longer just a pipe dream.”
Completely automated, each drone is as of now being tested with pilot supervision to guarantee security. After some time, as the organization gathers more information, it is probably going to get rid of the pilot supervision.
Zomato had gained TechEagle, a Lucknow-based drone startup, to unravel issues, like lessening pollution and dealing with traffic in 2018 end. As of now, the normal time required for the biker armada food delivery platform to convey food is 30 minutes.
“While regulatory hurdles are not trivial, and the government’s concerns need to be looked at from various (valid) points of view, the tech is ready to fly and I am confident that drone delivery will be commonplace sooner rather than later,” Goyal added.