What a time to be alive!
Domino’s New Zealand is taking pizza delivery to new heights and into the future, with a plan to use drones to deliver its pizzas to homes across the country.
The new delivery system will make pizza delivery easier by eliminating factors like traffic and driver availability and increasing the potential delivery area, whilst decreasing delivery time.
The drone currently being used to trial the new system – nicknamed Dru – was unveiled in March, and a demonstration was held on Thursday in the hopes it would lead to a rollout in Domino’s stores across the country.
New Zealand was chosen for the trial because the country has regulations in place that make drone use for businesses easier.
Domino’s boss Don Meij says the company has high hopes for using delivery drones worldwide in the very foreseeable future.
“These trial deliveries will help provide the insight we need to extend the weight carried by the drone and distance travelled,” he said.
“It is this insight that we hope will lead to being able to consider a drone delivery option for the majority of our orders.”
The trial is still subject to approval by aviation authorities, who were in attendance at the demonstration. If approved, it will officially being in New Zealand’s Summer, during daylight saving.
Similar trials are already being planned for Australia, France, The Netherlands, Japan, Belgium and Germany, so touching up your lippie to greet the cute pizza delivery guy next time the doorbell rings on a Friday night may soon be a thing of the past.
Here’s a sneak peek at how your Netflix and chill night pizza delivery may soon look:
And if all this talk of pizza is making your mouth water as much as it is ours, check out our criminally good dessert pizza recipes, here. You’re welcome.
Video via youtube.com.
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