Uber Eats Takes Off

Uber Eats Takes Off

Check out the new drone Uber Eats will be flying in official test runs in 2020! The six rotors can change position for vertical takeoffs and landings and can carry meals for up two people. Its battery can handle a 12-mile round trip, about an 18-minute flight. Uber will use its airspace management system, Elevate Cloud Systems, to track the drone and notify the driver when the order is ready to be picked up and delivered to its final destination. The drone will fly below 400 feet to comply with existing drone rules.

Uber Eats says that the drone has passed its critical design review and is expected to take flight before the end of the year. The company debuted the drone at the Forbes Under 20 Summit in Detroit and will start testing meal delivery next summer in San Diego.

Updated: October 29, 2019 — 2:25 pm

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