Tech News: Pizza Hut might deliver your pizza via drone soon.
According to a recent report from the Wall Street Journal, Pizza Hut will test its drone-based pizza delivery service as early as June. Pizza Hut Israel plans to test a system where drones carrying meals deliver packages to its delivery drivers in remote, government-approved landing zones. The drivers will still have to help the pizza in the last leg of the journey, but the idea is that the company can distribute more pizzas in bulk with faster delivery times.
It’s nothing revolutionary, but it’s still a step into the driverless future envisioned by leading delivery services around the world. According to Ido Levanon, CEO and president of drone manufacturer Dragontail, the technology “could prove vital to the current crisis affecting the restaurant industry” in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Our drone deliveries offer restaurants and delivery companies the opportunity to reach a larger customer base while doing so safely and economically,” Levanon said in a written statement. The company also said it is working with other fast food chains, including KFC and Dominos, to “streamline ordering and delivery processes.”