Uber is following in the footsteps of Amazon, Google, and others, with the development of its own delivery drone.
The flying machine will be used by Uber Eats, a service that lets hungry folks order meals using an app on their smartphone.
Uber has recently been conducting drone delivery tests from a McDonald’s in San Diego, California. It’s currently using an Air Robot AR200 octocopter with a custom-built box for holding the food, but later this year it plans to unveil its own delivery drone that could see a Big Mac and fries reach speeds of up to 70 mph.
The company told Bloomberg it wants to have a commercial service up and running by this summer. This may be a little ambitious, however, as it’s yet to receive the necessary permission from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
In a bid to reassure the FAA about the