Russian pizza company introduces drone delivery

 
June 24, 2014

DoDo Pizza, located in Syktyvkarsk in the Komi republic of Russia, has introduced pizza delivery via drones. According to the IB Times, the service launched last weekend and took a half hour delivering a pizza to a customer in the city’s main square.

The pizzas are delivered by eight-rotor octocopters created by CopterExpress, also based in Russia. They travel at 40 km an hour, the story said, and are mounted with cameras and GPS so a restaurant employee can control the delivery route.

Once the drone – and pizza – reaches its destination, a restaurant employee calls the customer to accept the delivery.

Another pizzeria – Mumbai, India’s Francesco’s Pizza – began offering drone deliveries in May. Domino’s UK teased its social media fans with a “DomiCopter” delivery flight last summer.

 

 


Topics: Delivery , Operations Management , Systems / Technology


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