Zomato has tested its drone delivery for the very first time with a hybrid drone, fusing rotary, and fixed wings on a single drone.
The average time required for a boy to deliver food is approximately 30-35 minutes and they cannot do well with long-distance deliveries. In cities like Banglore or Delhi with huge traffic, it takes 40-45 minutes to cross even a single junction or a bridge. That is why Zomato is hoping that drone tech could change the game.
Zomato acquired Lucknow-based AEROSPACE COMPANY TECHEAGLE, a few months ago. The people in the given photo below is the Zomato team that conducted the drone test successfully.
Deepinder Goyal, the founder, and CEO of Zomato said in a press,” the only possible way to reduce the average 30 minutes to 15 minutes is to take the aerial route, as roads are not sufficient for very fast delivery. We have been working towards building sustainable and safe delivery technology with our first successful test. The tech is ready to fly and I am confident that drone delivery will be commonplace sooner rather than later.”
The final design of the drone is lightweight and treats safety as the topmost priority. It has inbuilt sensors and on board, computers to sense. With time and more data, Zomato intends to go ahead with pilot supervision to deliver your food and drones.