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Uber start testing drones for food delivery

Amazon recently tested its package delivery drone that can deliver a package to customers in 30 minutes or less. Now, Uber Eats will also be starting their its services via drones and the first city to witness it will be San Diego in the United States.

Uber announced the drone’s first flight with a tweet. According to Bloomberg, the drone won’t directly deliver the food to your doorstep, instead, the drone will deliver the food to the nearest “designated safe landing zones” from where it will be picked and delivered to your home.

The drones might also land on Uber cars after verification using a QR code and it will transport the food.

Uber’s new initiative collaborative effort between Uber Eats and Uber Elevate divisions – began with tests in San Diego using fast food meals from McDonald’s.

This could expand to include a local fine-dining restaurant called Juniper and Ivy, the company said.

Uber Eats reported revenue of $1.5 billion in 2018, nearly 150 percent higher than the previous year.

The company says that additional testing involving more restaurants will take place later this year, the outlet reported.

Uber current market value for the company of more than $82 billion.

Initially offering just a ride-hailing app, the company has since expanded into other areas such as aerial travel and deliveries.

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